"This book provides ready access into and sure guidance through the marvelous, often confoluted, invariably rich world of Origen: the man, the ecclesiastical dynamics of his day, his extant works, the range of his theological explorations, his influence, and the controversies associated with him in life and in death."
- Rebecca H. Weaver, John Q Dickinson Professor of Church History, Union Theological Seminary and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education
The Westminster Handbook to Christian Theology series provides a set of resources for the study of historic and contemporary theological movements and Christian theologians. These books are intended to help students and scholars find concise and accurate treatments of important theological terms.
John Anthony McGuckin is Professor of Early Church History at Union Theological Seminary, New York, and an adjunct professor of religion at Columbia University. A priest of the Orthodox Church, he was formerly Reader in Patristic and Byzantine Theology at the University of Leeds, England. He is the author of numerous books of historical theology and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain.