Resumen del Libro
Studies on Origen at the beginning of the 21st century continue to dig old and new grounds of research. After the epoch-making rediscovery of the great Alexandrian doctor throughout the past century, contemporary research increasingly deals with the close context of his writings and thought: the cultural tradition of Alexandria in all its components – Hellenistic, Jewish, Egyptian, Gnostic and Christian. This topic was the theme chosen for the Colloquium Origenianum Octavum (Pisa, 27-31 August 2001), a major event of patristic scholarship. The proceedings now contain more than 100 papers of contributors from about 30 countries. They not only provide the best overview on a lively field of studies but also demonstrate how Origens heritage in Christian history and theology carried with it the imprint of one of the most vital traditions of Western civilization.