John Cavadini (Foreword)
Origen's On First ideas is a foundational paintings within the improvement of Christian idea and doctrine: it's the first test in background at a scientific Christian theology. For over a decade it's been out of print with simply pricey used copies to be had; now it really is to be had at a reasonable fee and in a extra available format.
On First ideas is an important surviving textual content written by means of third-century Church father, Origen. Origen wrote in a time whilst primary doctrines had now not but been totally articulated via the Church, and contributed to the very formation of Christianity. Readers see Origen grappling with the mysteries of salvation and brainstorming how they are often understood. This version offers G. W. Butterworth's relied on translation in a brand new, extra readable layout, keeps the advent by way of Henri de Lubac, and features a new foreword by means of John C. Cavadini. As St. Gregory of Nazianzus, health professional of the Church, wrote: "Origen is the stone on which we all have been sharpened."