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De l’exégèse à la polémique : la notion d’ἀκολουθία dans les tomes 1-2 du "Contre Celse" d’Origène

Abstract : This paper studies the links between exegesis and polemic in Origen, focussing on the exegetical and polemical use of ἀκολουθία in two contemporary works: Commentary on Matthew and Against Celsus. After a short survey of the different meanings of the word ἀκολουθία, we will see how the pagan polemicist uses this notion. Then we will study Origen’s answer in a more thorough fashion. We will show that, as in the Commentary on Matthew, Origen uses the notion of ἀκολουθία to re-establish the dignity of the Gospels; but he also criticizes the inability of Celsus to correctly understand a text — in other words, his “lack of ἀκολουθία”. In the end, it will be clear that in Origen, the notion of ἀκολουθία is crucial both in exegesis and in polemics, and that it helps us to better understand the unity of his thought and of his works.
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Gianluca Piscini. De l’exégèse à la polémique : la notion d’ἀκολουθία dans les tomes 1-2 du "Contre Celse" d’Origène. Vigiliae Christianae, Brill Academic Publishers, 2020, 74 (199-221). ⟨halshs-02527637⟩

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