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Title: Esegesi anti-origeniane nel Commento a Geremia di Gerolamo
Author(s): MALAVASI, Giulio
Volume: 70 Issue: 1 Date: 2020
The commentary on Jeremiah is Jerome’s last exegetical commentary, written during the Pelagian controversy and left incomplete due to his death. As already shown by other studies, in this commentary there are several attacks, more or less explicit, against Pelagius and his followers. Also the influence of the Jewish tradition has been attentively analyzed. However, the anti-Origenian character of several passages of Jerome’s exegesis has not yet been taken into consideration by modern research. The strong anti-Origenism of the commentary on Jeremiah will be contextualized in a twofold way: on the one hand, within the polemical struggle between Pelagius and Jerome, charged by Pelagius himself of being a heir of Origen, and, on the other hand, within the increasing interest in the question of the origin of the soul and its link with the doctrine of original sin, as witnessed by Augustine of Hippo. In this way, it will be possible to catch new shades of the Pelagian controversy and better understand some of the triggering causes.