Taubes on Origen & Plotinus

“Like Paul, [anti-Christian] Porphyry defines belief, truth, love & hope as the four elements of godliness. Origen is to the Christian Church what Plotinus is to the pagan church. [Remember:] Origen & Plotinus were [both] students of Ammonius Saccas…”

– Jacob Taubes, Occidental Eschatology (Stanford, 2009), p. 79 – written when Taubes was twenty-three, & first published in Zurich, 1947

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