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Bibil Identifier bibil:211775
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Origen's Anti-Subordinationism and Its Heritage in the Nicene and Cappadocian Line
Author Ramelli, Ilaria L.E.
Journal Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 65, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 21-49 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Nyssen's arguments in In Illud: Tunc et Ipse Filius entirely derive from Origen (probably also passing through Marcellus of Ancyra and Eusebius). Origen's influence, theoretical and exegetical, is evident in every passage, from the argumentative pillars down to the tiniest details of exegesis. Gregory's close dependence on Origen in his anti-subordinationism, within his polemic against `Arianism,' confirms that Origen was not the forerunner of 'Arianism,' as he was depicted in the Origenistic controversy and is often still regarded to be, but the main inspirer of the Cappadocians, especially Nyssen, in what became Trinitarian orthodoxy. Origen inspired Marcellus, who was anti-Arian, Eusebius, who in fact was no `Arian,' Athanasius, the champion of anti-Arianism, and the Cappadocians. I argue extensively that Origen's Trinitarian heritage is found, not in Arianism, but in Nyssen, Athanasius, Eusebius, and the Nicene-Constantinopolitan line, on the basis of a painstaking analysis of his works (always with attention to their reliability in relation to Greek original, translations, and fragments) and of Pamphilus, Eusebius, Athanasius, and other revealing testimonies, pagan and Christian. The origin of the ὁμοούσιος formula is also investigated in this connection. Further interesting insights will emerge concerning Eusebius and his first report of what exactly happened at Nicaea.
DOI 10.1163/157007210X508103
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Origen
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Gregory of Nyssa
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Eusebius of Cesarea
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Athanasius
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Nicaea (in Bithynia)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Council
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