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Part Two Of “The Catholic View of Judaism” Series

Origen Adamantius was born in 185 A.D. in Alexandria, Egypt and became a Catholic priest and scholar. He is recognized as an Early Church Father for his influence on the Catholic religion.

He is recognized as an Early Church Father for his influence on the Catholic religion. In his writing, he claimed Jews are a “most wicked nation”, punished for their sins  “committed against our Jesus”.

In Chapter 9 of Book 2 in “Contra Celsus”, he declared:

“On account of their unbelief and other insults which they heaped upon Jesus, the Jews will not only suffer more than others in the judgment which is believed to impend over the world, but have even already endured such sufferings.”

The entire source is posted on the Catholic website, NewAdvent.org.

(http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/04162.htm)

In 250, Origen was arrested and tortured by the Roman Emperor Gaius Messius Quintus Decius. He died three years later but his writing had a significant impact on Christianity. 

This article is part two of “The Catholic View of Judaism” series:

Introduction: Jett & Jahn Media Presents “The Catholic View of Judaism
Saint Hippolytus & “The Expository Treatise Against Jews”
Origen Adamantius & “Contra Celsus
Saint John Chrysostom & “The Eight Homilies Against Jews”
Saint Thomas Aquinas & The Letter On Treatment of Jews
Saint John Capistrano & His Crusade Against Judaism
King Charlemagne & “Capitulary for the Jews”
Saint Gregory I & Papal Policy Toward Judaism
Pope Innocent III & Etsi non Displaceat (Though I Should Not)
Pope Honorius III & Generali Concilio (General Council)
Pope Gregory IX & Sufficere Debueret Perfidio (The Faithless Should Have Sufficient Work)
Pope Innocent IV & Impia Judeorum Perfidia (The Disrespectful, Deceitful Jews)
Pope Eugene IV & Dundum ad Nostram Audientiam (To Our Hearing)
Pope Nicholas V & Super Gregem Dominicum (Upon The Flock Of The Lord)
Pope Calixtus III & Si ad Reprimendos (If He Is Preventing…)
Pope Sixtus IV & Numquam Dubitavimus (He Never Hesitated To…)
Pope Paul IV & Cum Nimis Absurdum (Since It Is Absurd…)
Pope Pius V & Cum nos Nuper (When We Recently…)
Pope Gregory XIII & Sancta Mater Ecclesiae (Holy Mother Of The Church)
Pope Clement VIII & Cum Sapae Accidere (When The Wine Was Boiled…)
Pope Benedict XIV & Beatus Andreas (Blessed Andrew)
Conclusion: Modern Catholics & Judaism

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