Ο «Δεύτερος Θεός» στο Φιλοσοφικό σύστημα του Ωριγένη
Αραβαντινού - Μπουρλογιάννη, Άννα
In spite of the official theological thesis that according to Origen Jesus Christ is subordinate to God, the great philosopher-theologist often considers him as a very strong «second god» (a concept not to be met in the texts of the Old or New Testament) though of course he often emphasizes the essential differences between the two first persons of the Trinity and the priority of the Father-God. The adoption of this concept, as we shall attempt to show in this study, is dictated mainly by the need of a demiurgic principle (causa efficiens), endowed with some of the traditional qualifications as are wisdom or mind. This choice ensures that God will not directly participate in the creational process.