Philosophy, Hellenicity, Law: Porphyry on Origen, Again

Journal of Hellenic Studies 132:55-69 (2012)
Abstract
Porphyry's criticism of Origen (in c.Christ. fr. 39 Harnack) is usually interpreted as expressive of the accusation: Christians had not only abandoned their pagan religious traditions () but also their new religious host, Judaism, whose texts they misappropriated for themselves. Reading key elements of the fragment within Porphyry's broader philosophical thought prompts suspicion of this cultural interpretation of the fragment, and instead points to a serious Platonic reaction to Christianity
Keywords Porphyry   Origen   Hellenism   Eusebius
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DOI 10.1017/S0075426912000055
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