Posts Tagged ‘Origen’

Evagrius Ponticus—Gnostikos Premier

Evagrius Ponticus (b. 345 in Ibora; d. 399 in Egypt), was an ascetic-theologian monk and is considered to be one of the most outstanding intellects of the fourth century. Seemingly destined for a brilliant ecclesiastical career, he chose the more radical option of fleeing to the desert in Egypt and living at the monasteries in Nitria and Kelli. This move was necessitated after engaging in a brief extramarital affair: Evagrius fell in love with a married woman of the aristocratic class, but even Read more [...]

The Dynamis of Evil

In Ephesians 6:12, Paul writes: …we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities (archas), against the powers (exousias), against the world rulers (kosmokratoras), of this present darkness, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places. In line with this verse, Satan is known as the ‘prince and power of the air’, ‘ruler of demons’, the ‘ruler of the world’, and the ‘god of this age.’ The prince and power of the air suggests that Satan’s Read more [...]
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