Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Origen and the valentinian gnosis

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Roughly speaking we can divide research on Origen into three stages: (1) Eugène de Faye, Hal Koch and others stressed the philosophical aspects of Origen's teaching and studied his relation to Greek philosophy; (2) the catholic renewal after the last world war led to the discovery of Origen a churchman; and (3) a new stage has already begun, which pays full attention to Origen in so far as he is a Gnostic. The catholicising tendencies in the Western school of Valentinianism went as far as to replace the tetras by a trias. But this also means that the Gnosis of this school was much nearer to Origen than the original doctrine of Valentinus. The system of Origen has an even greater affinity with Valentinian Gnosis than could be established before the discovery of the Jung Codex.

Keywords: Jung Codex; Origen; Valentinian Gnosis



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation