Being as Motion The First Principles of Origen's Ontology of Freedom

Origen proposes a new metaphysics of motion which, based on Plato's "greatest kinds" from the Sophist, views God as both contemplative rest and active motion. As goodness itself, God cannot but create moral beings endowed with self-motion themselves. It is up to them to embrace or rej...

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Published in:Zeitschrift für antikes Christentum
Main Author: Hengstermann, Christian
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: de Gruyter [2019]
In: Zeitschrift für antikes Christentum
Year: 2019, Volume: 23, Issue: 1, Pages: 114-137
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Origenes 185-254 / Plato v427-v347 / God / Movement / Goodness / Human being / Free will
IxTheo Classification:KAB Church history 30-500; early Christianity
NBC Doctrine of God
NBE Anthropology
VA Philosophy
Further subjects:B Motion
B Rest
B Platonism
B Freewill
B Plato
B Origen
B Freedom
B God
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Summary:Origen proposes a new metaphysics of motion which, based on Plato's "greatest kinds" from the Sophist, views God as both contemplative rest and active motion. As goodness itself, God cannot but create moral beings endowed with self-motion themselves. It is up to them to embrace or reject his gift of self-diffusive goodness. Once they fall way from him, God orders their agency in such a fashion as will eventually bring about the restitution of all things. Being as being is, thus, shown to be active motion.
ISSN:1612-961X
Contains:Enthalten in: Zeitschrift für antikes Christentum
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1515/zac-2019-0007