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#407 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Conflict over Origen – Round Two

The peace between Jerome and Rufinus did not last long as the controversy over Origen erupts in the West. Friendships are broken and the faithful are divided.

Links:

Image of Rufinus by Frederick Bloemaert.

Rufinus:
Selections from Rufinus’ Apology for Origen
Rufinus’ letter to Pope Anastasius I

Jerome:
Friendly letter to Rufinus
Hostile letter about Rufinus
Apology against Rufinus

Pope Anastasius I:
Letter on errors of Origen

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#407 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Conflict over Origen – Part Two

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#406 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Conflict over Origen – Part One

Origen was one of the most prolific and influential theologians of the Early Church. But not everyone felt that his influence was positive. This week, we see why Origen was so controversial.

Links:

Image of Origen.

Attacks on Origen:
Bishop Methodius of Olympus:
On the Resurrection

Bishop Epiphanius of Salamis:
394 Letter to Bishop John of Jerusalem

Jerome:
398/399 Letter on Bishop John of Jerusalem

Defenses of Origen:
Gregory Thaumaturgus:
Oration to Origen

Pamphilius:
Defense of Origen

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#404 – A History of the Catholic Church – On Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage mania took hold in the 4th century as devotion to the saints increased. Increased pilgrims also led to the development of an infrastructure to support them. However, not everyone felt that increased desire for pilgrimage was a good thing.

Links:

The Burial Place of Jerome in Bethlehem by Bonio.

The feast of the Encaenia

Pilgrimage of Egeria

Map of Egeria’s pilgrimage

Paula’s letter on the Holy Places

On Paula and Eustochium

Jerome’s letter to Eustochium on Paula’s visit to the Holy Land

Gregory of Nyssa On Pilgrimages

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#404 – A History of the Catholic Church – On Pilgrimage