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In the Image of Origen: Eros, Virtue, and Constraint in the Early Christian Academy

David Satran


This study offers a close reading of the Thanksgiving Address to Origen, a document written by a student (traditionally identified as Gregory Thaumaturgus) on the occasion of the departure from his teacher at the conclusion of an extended period of study in Caesarea Maritima in third-century Roman Palestine. The Thanksgiving Address is a highly stylized but also emotionally charged account of the young man’s tutelage under the most prominent Christian theologian and exegete of the early church and provides one of the very few personal accounts by a Christian author to have survived from the pe ... More

Keywords: Origen, Gregory Thaumaturgus, Caesarea Maritima, Platonism, Philo of Alexandria, education, pedagogy, paideia, master-disciple, eros

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520291232
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520291232.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Satran, author
Hebrew University