ORIGEN OF ALEXANDRIA AND THE HISTORY OF RACISM AS A THEOLOGICAL PROBLEM.

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    • Publication Year:
      2020
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    • Abstract:
      Despite important work on the Greco-Roman antecedents of modern racism, very limited attention has been paid to early Christian literature in this connection. This is remarkable not least because modern Western racism took shape initially in a European context heavily influenced by Christianity. The present essay contributes to addressing this lacuna by analysing statements about 'other' ethnicities in the work of Origen of Alexandria, one of the most important thinkers of the first three centuries ce. It argues that Origen defends a number of positions that exhibit substantial similarities with later racist modes of thinking. Earlier scholarly accounts that portray Origen as a champion of human equality and as engaged in anti-racist efforts therefore cannot stand up to scrutiny. Origen disparages certain ethnic groups and develops arguments that connect ethnic identity and geographical location with various degrees of sinfulness. His work offers clear evidence that theories of ethnic inferiority have a long history within the Christian matrix that stretches considerably beyond the modern and medieval periods. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      00225185
    • Accession Number:
      143197334
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    • ABNT:
      DULK, M. den. Origen of Alexandria and the History of Racism as a Theological Problem. Journal of Theological Studies, [s. l.], v. 71, n. 1, p. 164, 2020. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=143197334. Acesso em: 8 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Dulk M den. Origen of Alexandria and the History of Racism as a Theological Problem. Journal of Theological Studies. 2020;71(1):164. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=143197334. Accessed July 8, 2020.
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      Dulk M den. Origen of Alexandria and the History of Racism as a Theological Problem. Journal of Theological Studies. 2020;71(1):164. Accessed July 8, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=143197334
    • APA:
      Dulk, M. den. (2020). Origen of Alexandria and the History of Racism as a Theological Problem. Journal of Theological Studies, 71(1), 164.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Dulk, Matthijs den. 2020. “Origen of Alexandria and the History of Racism as a Theological Problem.” Journal of Theological Studies 71 (1): 164. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=143197334.
    • Harvard:
      Dulk, M. den (2020) ‘Origen of Alexandria and the History of Racism as a Theological Problem’, Journal of Theological Studies, 71(1), p. 164. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=143197334 (Accessed: 8 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Dulk, M den 2020, ‘Origen of Alexandria and the History of Racism as a Theological Problem’, Journal of Theological Studies, vol. 71, no. 1, p. 164, viewed 8 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Dulk, Matthijs den. “Origen of Alexandria and the History of Racism as a Theological Problem.” Journal of Theological Studies, vol. 71, no. 1, Apr. 2020, p. 164. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=143197334.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Dulk, Matthijs den. “Origen of Alexandria and the History of Racism as a Theological Problem.” Journal of Theological Studies 71, no. 1 (April 2020): 164. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=143197334.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Dulk M den. Origen of Alexandria and the History of Racism as a Theological Problem. Journal of Theological Studies [Internet]. 2020 Apr [cited 2020 Jul 8];71(1):164. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=143197334