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Origen on our Species and Divine Baby Talk, Part 1

Origen on our Species and Divine Baby Talk

Brandon Withrow discusses Origen, an ancient Christian interpreter of Scripture, and his reading of the Genesis 1 text. Origen believed that God’s inspired Word was a form of “baby talk for an infant human race.” Therefore, he looked for deeper spiritual meanings rather than simplistic literal readings. Withrow looks at Origen’s struggles with interpretation as well as the Platonic worldview that permeated his understanding of reality.