• Workshops On Origen's Nachleben

    To save the date: On 18-06-2020 and 19-06-2020 a workshop on Epiphanius takes place at Innsbruck, organised by Prof. Dr. Dr. Alfons Fürst and Prof. Dr. Thomas Karmann.

  • Academia Origeniana

  • Colloquium Adamantianum

  • Past Workshops and Events


    Kolloquien zum Nachleben des Origenes IX: Origenes im spätantiken Oberägypten: Schenutes Traktat gegen die Origenisten
    [Funded by the EU-Project  "The History of Human Freedom in Dignity in Western Civilization"]



    Kolloquium zum Nachleben des Origenes VIII: Verurteilung des Origenes - Kaiser Justinian und das Konzil von Konstantinopel 553 (Innsbruck)
    [Funded by the EU-Project  "The History of Human Freedom in Dignity in Western Civilization"]



    10 Jahre Forschungsstelle Origenes: Festakt und Workshop Freedom as Key Category in Origen and in Modern Theology
    [Funded by the EU-Project  "The History of Human Freedom in Dignity in Western Civilization"]



    Tagung: Contours and Expressions of the Self in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures (Jerusalem)
    [Funded by the EU-Project "The History of Humann Freedom in Dignity in Western Civilization"]



    Workshop: Origen's Philosophy of Freedom in 17th-Century England
    [Funded by the EU-Project "The History of Human Freedom and Dignity in Western Civilization"]



    Workshop: "V Origenes Platonicus - Henry More's Immortality of the Soul (1659)"
    [Funded by Fritz Thyssen Stiftung]



    Workshop: "IV Origenes Cantabrigiensis - Ralph Cudworth's Sermon before the House of Commons (1647)
    [Funded by Fritz Thyssen Stiftung]



    Workshop: "III Origenes Humanista - Pico della Mirandolas De Salute Origenis disputatio (1487)



    Workshop: "II Origenes in Frankreich. Die Origeniana von Pierre Daniel Huet (1668)"



    Workshop: "I Die Cambridge Origenists - George Rust's Letter of Resolution concerning Origen and the Chief of his Opinions (1661)"

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    Workshop: "Autonomie und Menschenwürde - Origenes in der Philosphie der Neuzeit"
    [Funded by Exzellenzcluster "Religion und Politik"]

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    Tagung: "Natur und Normativität - Naturrecht und Begriff der Natur im interdisziplinären Diskurs"



    Workshop: "Origenes und seine Bedeutung für die Theologie- und Geistesgeschichte Europas und des Vorderen Orients"
    [Funded by Fritz Thyssen Stiftung]

Workshops on Origen's Nachleben

Origen’s Nachleben is as complex and as multifaceted as his thought itself. As the first disputes in his own lifetime and particularly the two great Origenist Controversies show, his audacious theological synthesis has not only been a source of theological breakthroughs, but also an apple of discord from the very beginning. Despite his ecclesiastical condemnation at the end of antiquity, his speculative genius influenced the first Christian systems of medieval metaphysics, and his bible hermeneutics shaped the whole paradigm of the multiple sense of scripture. In the struggle about a new notion of man that, turning away from theological and philosophical determinism, starts from the individual’s freedom and development, early modern thought discovered the Alexandrian as its ancient ally, whose ideas it frequently took up and developed further. Lastly, modern theology, as is evidenced especially by contemporary reformulations of the Origenian doctrine of universal salvation and his dynamic freedom anthropology, is indebted to him in several significant ways. The eventful history of the Origenian tradition of thought is at the centre of the “Colloquia on the History of Origen’s Reception”. It focuses upon representative texts which are first put into a larger historical perspective in a public talk and then interpreted in an interdisciplinary workshop. Thus, Origen’s reception from antiquity to the present day will be traced and his significance to the western history of ideas made apparent.