"Spiritual formation cannot be forced, only prepared for. Hence its means cannot be those of conquest, but only of facilitation and preparation." [Adrian van Kaam, Studies in Formative Spirituality, I, 2 (1980), 303]

Course: Origen of Alexandria and Scripture

Denis Minns OP
JDenis Minns

Starts Thursday 6 September
Origen of Alexandria (185-254) was the most prolific and most brilliant scriptural scholar of the early Church, and one of its most original and most controversial theologians. This course will explore his understanding of how the scriptures should be interpreted, examine his interpretation of some passages from scripture in detail, and outline some aspects of the theological and spiritual understanding he drew from them.

Denis Minns is a Dominican friar and former lecturer at Oxford where he lectured in history and doctrine of the early Church. He specialises in the theology of the second century. He is co-author of the Apologies of Justin Martyr (2009) and translator of Yves Congar’s Journal of the Council (2012). He has recently revised his book Irenaeus (1994). He currently lectures at Catholic Institute of Sydney and is priest in residence at Drummoyne.

Presenter: Denis Minns OP, PhD
Where: Aquinas Academy, Level 5, 141 Harrington Street, The Rocks, Sydney
When: Four Thursday mornings, 10am - 12noon, 6 - 27 September 2018 
Cost: $144/person (including notes)

Please register before the course starts so that notes will be available. It helps a lot. 

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