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Bibil Identifier bibil:211884
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Fate of the Devil in Origen
Author Edwards, Mark J.
Journal Ephemerides theologicae Lovanienses. Louvain Journal of Theology and Canon Law (Volume: 86, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 163-170 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Origen’s prediction that death will at last be at peace with God at De Principiis 3.6.5 is generally assumed to allude to the devil, though without naming him. Eriugena (Peri Phuseon 930 Migne) is acquainted with a variant in which the devil is expressly named. This is unlikely to be the true reading, since: (a) there is no strong evidence that he had access to a superior manuscript of the De Principiis; and (b) the devil is once again camouflaged under a personification of death at Commentary on Romans V.560-572 Bammel. If we accept, however, that the devil is the intended subject of these passages, we must reconcile them with the letter in which Origen vehemently denies that the devil can be saved. The solution proposed here is to distinguish between the true salvation of the elect and the mere acquiescence of the devil in the victory of God.
DOI 10.2143/ETL.86.1.2051614
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Origen
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Satan
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