Re: Origen and origins

Allen Roy (
Tue, 13 Apr 1999 19:33:54 -0700

> From: David Campbell <>
> Origen's describing Gen. 1-3 as "mysteries, the history having taken
> in appearance, and not literally" is quoted by Christopher A. Hall,
> Scripture with the Church Fathers, p. 146, from Origen's On First
> Principles, 4.16, cited in Sadowski, Church Fathers on the Bible, p. 122.
Here is a comprehensive site that analyses the position of the earth church
fathers about Genesis 1-11. This URL is the appendix entitled "Origenís
Interpretation of the Creation."

Origen had a two fold idea of creation.