It is the objective of the “Origen Research Center” to delineate the thought and trace the multifaceted heritage of Origen against the background of his extraordinary relevance until the early modern age. To this end, we draw upon interdisciplinary networks in a great variety of disciplines (i.e. theology, philosophy, philology, history, religious science, etc.) We seek to point out the effects of the historical developments on the present, and to introduce Origenian options as historical resources into current debates.


(1) Publication of a bilingual complete edition of the works of Origen.
(2) Individual research projects on various aspects of Origen’s theology and its reception history until the early modern era.