Origen is one of the most controversial early church fathers he was accused of heresy by the 5th ecumenical council and was excommunicated from the church the anathema centered around several tenets of his theology, one of them being his doctrine of subordinationism subordinationism was the. Actually there are two things that we have to clarify here origen was not declared heretic yep, that's right you can't anathematise (although later they did) a dead person who has died in peace with the church moreover, all until 200 years aft. To some, he was a brilliant intellectual as well as a passionately committed disciple of christ, the most influential and seminal thinker in the early church others regard him as a dangerous heretic whose interest in philosophical speculation unleashed a string of teachings that stand in stark opposition to orthodox christian.
Heretical church father origen has always been controversial his reported self- mutilation, in response to matthew 19:12 ( there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven) was condemned as a drastic misinterpretation of the text in palestine he preached without being.
Condemned and excommunicated origen paradoxically has been called the father of orthodoxy and the father of heresy he labored at a time when the church was still seeking to interpret and define its basic doctrines origen made foundational contributions that would help theologians for centuries his ceaselessly fertile. I read that he was condemned by the catholic church for holding heretical beliefs but that some of his writings were considered canon how is this furthermore, what does it mean to be condemned or “anathematized” by the church is it the same as being excommunicated why couldn't origen's writings. His critics have always complained that in many ways this teacher was “blinded by greek culture” between the pre-existence of souls and his unorthodox view of the trinity, he was technically a heretic, albeit one with probably very good intentions the coptic church, and his alexandrian school of thought.
And yet they covertly struck at origen as the source of the arian heresy: for , in condemning those who deny the son to be of the substance of the father, they finally, the coptic church excommunicated origen during his life to prevent her members from accepting his errors, while the chalcedonian churches took this. Protestant churches have also persecuted and killed other christians (eg anabaptists) for such heresies hippolytus instructed christians to pray at the third, sixth, and ninth hours of the day, a practice mentioned by many early authorities, such as tertullian, origen of alexandria, and cyprian, bishop of carthage.