Authored by: Ronald E. Heine

The Routledge Companion to Early Christian Thought

Print publication date:  December  2009
Online publication date:  December  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415442251
eBook ISBN: 9780203864517
Adobe ISBN: 9781135193430


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Origen was born in ce 185 or 186 in Alexandria when Commodus ruled the Roman empire. He died, either as a martyr at Caesarea in the persecution of the emperor Decius, or at Tyre a year or so after Decius’s death when Valerian was emperor.1 His father was martyred in Alexandria during the persecution of Septimius Severus when Origen was a teenager.2

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