• Workshops On Origen's Nachleben

    The "Colloquia on the History of Origen’s Reception" focuses upon the eventful history of Origen's metaphysics of freedom, which significally influenced the shaping of the Christian and modern conception of man. In sommer term 2020, the 64th chapter of Epiphanius' Panarion is at the centre of the workshop, which takes place at the university of Innsbruck. For further information click here.

    18.-19. Juni 2020 Colloquia on the History of Origen's Reception X.
    The Origenism in Late Antiquity III: Attack on Origen – Methodius,
    Epiphanius and the Panarion (374/77)

  • Academia Origeniana

    The "Academia Origeniana" takes place twice a year within the term programme and is designed as a reading course. Thereby, it shall commemorate the Christian-philosophical teaching of Origen. Origen's work and writings of his history of reception constitute the textual basis. So far, Origen's De principiis, Contra Celsum and Schenute's treatise I am amazed have been read. In sommer term 2020, Chapter 64 of Epiphanius' Panarion is at the centre of the Academia. If you are interested in participating the reading course, you are cordially invited. Please therefore contact Anne Achternkamp.

  • Colloquium Adamantianum

    The Colloquium Adamantianum focuses upon the research of a pre-eminent contemporary scholar on Origen. In sommer term 2020, Lorenzo Perrone is invitated to talk about the rediscovered homilies on the Psalms of Origen. The subsequent Masterclass revolves around passages of the homilies on the Psalms and articles of Perrone. The event appeals to postgraduate students and and PhD-students. If you are interested in participating the Colloquium, please contact Florine Hund. Here are the detailed dates:

    26. Juni 2020
    11.00 Uhr
    Gastvortrag von Lorenzo Perrone
    Die neuen Psalmenhomilien des Origenes
    Eine Entdeckung und ihre Folgen
    26. Juni 2020
    14.30-18.00 Uhr
    Masterclass I und II
    27. Juni 2020
    09.30-13.00 Uhr
    Masterclass III und IV

  • Past Workshops and Events

    10./11.05.2019

    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"]

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    9./30.10.2018

    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"]

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    25.-27.10.2018

    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"]

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    27.-31.05.2018

    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"]

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    19.-21.10.2017

    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"]

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    9./10.10.2015

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

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    17./18.10.2014

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

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    12./13.10.2012

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

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    28./29.10.2011

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

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    12./13.11.2010

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

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    10./11.02.2010

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

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    16./17.10.2009

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

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    24./25.10.2008

    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.