Chapter 1 Faith and Godliness footnotes 98 -121

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“Undoubtedly what Origen wrote about Christ-centred and Christ-mediated worship of the Father reflected the prevailing mind of the Church in the living tradition of its faith and in its service for the salvation of mankind: reverential wonder in the knowledge of God, praise and thanksgiving for the saving acts of God in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and godliness in words and deeds, were ultimately  and inseparably interwoven, as in the baptismal and eucharistic liturgy of the Church. Hallowing the name of God, thinking and speaking appropriately of him, with the utmost respect for his self-revelation as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, were essential marks of the Christian mind and, as Origen believed, of the mind of the Church under the imprint left upon the apostles.”

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98. Origen, Con Cel., 7.11; De princ., praef.; 4.2.4, 7-9; 4.3.5

99. Origen De princ. 4.2.3; cf preaf 1-2, In Jer., 3.22-4

100. Origen Con Cel., 1.27; 3.60, 81; 5.33; 7.46; 8.20; De Princ., 4.1.2, 5; In Jn., 28.23 (N/A).

101. Origen In John 6.5; De princ., 4.1.25; Con Cel 2.4, 3.34, 81; 5.4; 8.13, 26, 59.

102. Origen De Princ., 3.1.17

103. Origen De princ., 1.5.4; 2.6.2; 3.1.17, 23 (N/A); 3.5.3; 4.3.14; cf praef. 2; 3.3.4; 4.2.2, 4.3.15. The expression ‘rule of piety’ (regula pietatis) is that of Rufinus, the Latin translator of the De principiis. From his rendering of 3.1.17 it is evident that this did not always correspond to Origen’s original text, but the term pietas = εὐσέβεια was not far from the mark. In his preface to the translation of his third book, however, Rufinus appeared to equate the ‘rule of piety’ with ‘the sound rule of the catholic faith,’ GCS edit by P Koetschau, 1913, Origenes Werke, vol 5, p. 193.

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104. Origen Con Cel., 3.34; 5.4; 7.46; 8.13; De or. 10.2; 13.1; 15.1-4

105. Origen In Jn., 1.33, 35; 2.34; Con Cel., 3.34; 5.4; 7.41, 46, 49; 8.12, 26, 75; De princ., 1.3.4

106. Origen Con Cel., 3.60; 5.4; 7.46; 8.57, 75; De or., 14-16, 20, 31; In Jn., 32.24; In Matt., 11.14

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107. Origen De princ. praef 2, 3, 10; cf 1.4.4;  4.4.5 

108. See book

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109. Athanasius De Dec., 1-3; cf Ep. Enc., 1 in which he spoke of ‘godliness being persecuted by ungodliness’ (εὐσέβεια ἀπὸ ἀσεβείας διώκεται).

110. Athanasius Ad episc Aeg., 13; cf. 4, 9. 12.

111. Athanasius De syn., 39

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112. Athanasius Ad Ser., 1.17, 20; 4.4

113. Athanasius Ep 11.9-11

114. Hilary, De Trin 5.18, 20

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115. Hilary De Trin, 2.6f, 11

116. Hilary De Trin., 2.2, 5-8, 10-11

117. Hilary De Trin 1.38

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118. Athanasius Con. Ar., 4.21

119. See the Der Balyzeh Papyrus, cited by J. N. D. Kelly, Early Christian Creeds, 1950, p. 89; or Epsitola Apostolorum, ibid., p. 82

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120. Cf. the anathema of Arian heretical ideas appended to the Creed in the name of ‘the Catholic Church’.

121. 1Tim 6:3 If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness,

2Tim 1:13 Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

2Tim 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,

Titus 1:9 holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.

Titus 1:13 This testimony is true. For this reason reprove them severely so that they may be sound in the faith,

Titus 2:1f but as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine. Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance. (for the entire chapter click here)

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