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Origen
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Born 184/5
Probably Alexandria, Egyp
Died 253/4
Probably Tyre, Phoenice
Parents Leonides o Alexandria

Origen (Greek: Ὠριγένης, Ōrigénēs), or Origen Adamantius (Ὠριγένης Ἀδαμάντιος, Ōrigénēs Adamántios; 184/185 – 253/254),[1] wis a scholar, ascetic,[2] an early Christian theologian wha wis born an spent the first hauf o his career in Alexandria. He wis a proleefic writer in multiple branches o theology, includin textual creeticism, biblical exegesis an hermeneutics, filosofical theology, preachin, an spirituality written in Greek. He wis anathematised at the Seicont Cooncil o Constantinople. He wis ane o the maist influential figurs in early Christian asceticism.[2][3]

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  1. The New Catholic Encyclopedia (Detroit: Gale, 2003). ISBN 978-0-7876-4004-0
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richard Finn (2009). Origen and his ascetic legacy, in: Asceticism in the Graeco-Roman World. Cambridge University Press. pp. 100–130. 
  3. John Anthony McGuckin (2004). The Westminster Handbook to Origen. Westminster John Knox Press. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-664-22472-1.