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Identity and Transformation: Origen

John David Dawson

in Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780520226302
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925984 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520226302.003.0010
Identity and Transformation: Origen

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This chapter discusses Origen's understanding of Christ's identity through his relation to both human believers and to the divine father. It examines the union between Hans Frei and Origen, which is evident in Origen's use of Stoic logic. It looks at Stoic logical distinctions, which can provide two possible ways for interpreting the conceptual structure of John 13:31–32. The chapter determines that Origen, like Frei, insists that Jesus dies his own death, which is a death that his disciples cannot share.

Keywords: Jesus Christ; identity; Hans Frei; Stoic logic; logical distinctions; conceptual structure; death

Chapter.  6068 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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