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Eternal Life

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Origen’s conception of eternal life should be regarded in the context of a world comprising sundry ‘worlds’, or spaces of different quality. His conception of eternal life is life in the supreme level of being within the world. There are three notions to be considered. Firstly, ‘to ascend into the hill of Lord’. Secondly, ‘to dwell in the holy hill’. Thirdly, ‘to stand in the holy place of God’. For in fact these three perceptions, expressed allegorically, allude to three significant notions of this conception of history, which is discussed in this chapter. It should be observed that ‘one dwells in many places before he ascends to the holy mountain of God’, this conception of ‘holy mountain’ is discussed in the chapter, quoting a passage of selPs, 60, by means of which this ‘holy mountain’ is asserted to be eternal life itself.

Keywords: eternal life; hill of Lord; holy mountain; holy place of God; Origen



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