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Origen on the Problem of Evil

Mark S.M. Scott

AAR Academy Series

  • Establishes a theoretical paradigm for the study of theodicy in religious studies
  • Shows the interconnections between the logical and spiritual problem of evil
  • Shows Origen's positive approach to materiality, contra traditional portrayals
  • Subverts disjunctive portrayals of Origen as either a Platonist or a Christian, problematizing his relationship to both and taking a more integrative approach