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ORIGENISM

A number of theories either charged or attributed to Origen (A.D. 185-254), the great biblical exegete and spiritual writer. Among these theories was the pre-existence of souls, denial of the personal identity of the mortal and glorified bodies, and the claim that the devil and those in hell will eventually be saved, Origenism was condemned by the second Council of Constantinople in A.D. 553.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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