The Spell of the Logos: Origen's Exegetic Pedagogy in the Contemporary Debate Regarding Logocentrism
If, as Origen believed. humanity`s hope for salvation has been answered by a divine Word, whose coming into the world has unfolded history according to a messianic intrigue, Origen`s messianic reading of world history as a soteriological discourse should not come as a surprise. How does Origen refer to this discourse? As a speech that spells the coming Word, this discourse would have to be soteriological in its very mording, it would have to happen soteriologically. The Word`s historical unfolding would have to be approached as a gospel, a good-news or a revelatory speech event, which, literally, spells salvation. Receiving this messianic Word would necessarily imply the believer`s application to the study of the Bible as Gospel. The task of this study is twofold. In addition to offering a detailed analysis of Origen`s understanding of exegesis as a liturgical attending to the Word`s evangelic advent in the Bible (a sort of textual redoubling of the incarmation), it also addresses a recent concern regarding the totalizing potential of Origen`s Logos-centered reading of history as evangelic or Christian. One may indeed wonder whether Origen`s exegetical spelling of the Word as universal Gospel can prevent the silencing of the speech of, let us say the Greek or the jew outside of Christianity? Ultimately, one may wonder whether it is possible to dissociate Origen`s Christian understanding of the Bible-incarnate Word from the totalizing rigor of a universalist metaphysics and what would be the consequences of such an attempt
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