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Origen and Origen Reception Seminar

Call for Proposals

The Origen and Origen Reception Seminar invites proposals to two 90-minute sessions.

  • The theme of the first session is “The Reception of Origen among the Cappadocians and other early Greek Christians (4th-6th centuries).” For this session, we invite proposals for papers that deal with any part of Origen’s influence upon or legacy within early Greek Christianity, especially those that consider the Cappadocian Fathers: Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus, or Gregory of Nyssa.
  • The second session will focus on “Origen and His Exegetical Influences.” We invite papers that consider any topic or issue related to Origen’s exegesis and its sources, whether particular biblical books and authors, prior exegetical traditions, or noteworthy exegetical methods. 

Statement of Purpose

The mission of the Origen and Origen Reception seminar is to foster focused discussion about central themes in Origen’s thinking and about the reception thereof. The seminar will include all aspects of Origen' thinking such as theology, philosophy, history, exegesis, and philology. The seminar is particularly interested in the reception of Origen of Alexandria’s thinking in various times and places. Each session of the seminar will thus focus on a specific aspect of his thought and its reception in later traditions.


Steering Committee Members



Review Process

Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members