Origenist

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Origenist A follower of Origen of Alexandria.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n origenist A follower of Origen of Alexandria; one who held or professed to hold the doctrines held by or attributed to Origen.
    • n origenist A member of a sect mentioned by Epiphanius as followers of some unknown person named Origen. He attributes shameful vices to them, but supplies no further information concerning them.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Origenist or′ij-en-ist a follower of Origen (c. 186-254 A.D.), his allegorical method of scriptural interpretation, or his theology, esp. his heresies—the subordination though eternal generation of the Logos, pre-existence of all men, and universal restoration, even of the devil
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Usage

In literature:

He is an Origenist, and believes in the conversion of the Devil.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
M. le Clerc also has ingeniously pleaded the cause of the Origenists, but without declaring himself for them.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
The quarrel between the Origenists and the anthropomorphites did not end in words.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
But the Simonians and the Origenists had taken their purgatory from Virgil, Plato and the Egyptians.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
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