Seminars and workshop on origen and his nachleben in 2018


25       Re-Thinking Origen in Late Antiquity and Modernity (Cambridge) program


14-16  Origen and the Origenian tradition in progress (Rom)
27-31  Contours and Expressions of the Self in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures (Jerusalem) program


2          Colloquium Adamantianum II: Christ - The Teacher of Salvation (Anders-Christian Jacobsen) (Cambridge) program
3         Workshops on the Latin Works of Henry More I: Concepts of God and Man in Henry More’s Critique of Spinoza (Cambridge) program


7          Beierwaltes Seminar III on Origen and Christian Platonism: "I am that I am" (Cambridge) program


20        Beierwaltes Seminar IV on Origen and Christian Platonism: "The greatest kinds" (Cambridge) call for papers
25        10th Anniversary of the Origen Research Center (Münster)
26-27  Freedom as Key Category in Origen and in Modern Theology (Münster)


17-19   Annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion: Origen and the Roots of "Human Freedom" and "Human Dignity" in the West (Denver)
29-30   Verurteilung des Origenes – Kaiser Justinian und das Konzil von Konstantinopel 553 (Innsbruck) program


8           Colloquium Adamantianum III (Cambridge)


Colloquia on the History of Origen's Reception VIII

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On November 29th/30th 2018, the eighth "Colloquium on the History of Origen's Reception" takes place. It deals with a first station of Origenism in late antiquity and is dedicated to the theme "Condemnation of Origen - Emperor Justinian and the Council of Constantinople 553". The colloquium, organized by Alfons Fürst (Münster) as part of the EU project "The History of Human Freedom and Dignity in Western Civilization" in cooperation with Thomas Karmann (Innsbruck), takes place in Austria at the University of Innsbruck. The program flyer with more information can be found here.

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.