In this thesis, Origen will be the subject as we discuss Christian thoughts on spirituality. Therefore, for the methodology, we will present the complex meaning of “Christ is the Logos” in Origen’s Commentary on the Gospel of John. And we will show the ideas of Origen’s Logos through semantic analysis. Based on it, we will discuss t the concept of Spirituality which lies in Origen’s thoughts. Employing these methods is because I take Origen’s Logos as ideas to study.
From these methods, we’ve observed that the main idea of Origen’ Logos is redemption. That is based on his transformation of Philo’s thoughts which regards Logos as wisdom. Also, Origen takes redemption as the intelligent activities which happen in studying the Bible for purification and ascension. He regards complete redemption as the ideal of sanctification.
However, the formation of Origen’s Logos is induced by dualistic dialectic thoughts. Thus, Origen’s Logos pays high attentions to Christ’s deity and denies Christ’s humanity of incarnation. This causes the tendency to celibacy and penance in spirituality. In the conclusion of this thesis, I suggest that Origen’s thoughts provide the sources and the indicator of Spirituality. Nonetheless, I don’t agree that his view despises humanity which denies the suffering of Christ. At last, I mention the Creed of Chalcedon, through which we reflect over Christian Spirituality, in order to reestablish it based on Christ’s deity and humanity. In this case, we can recall the value of humanity, which gives real and sacred space for reflection in Christian faith.