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Origen (185?–254?)

Origen (or’i-jen), surnamed “Adamantines” from his indefatigable study; one of the most learned and spirited of the Christian fathers; born at Alexandria in 185? A.D.; died in Tyre, in 254?. Of his many writings only a few have come down to us. Of his ‘De Principiis’ (Of the Principles), there exists only a free and even interpolated translation by Rufinus. His celebrated treatise on martyrdom is entire. His works were among the earliest printed of the patristic writings.