Origen’s Homilies on the Psalms – in English in a dissertation

A correspondent has drawn my attention to the existence of an English translation of Origen’s nine surviving homilies on the psalms.  It is to be found in a dissertation by Michael Heintz, The pedagogy of the soul: Origen’s “Homilies on the Psalms“, Notre Dame, 2008.  It can be accessed via the commercial ProQuest database – some may have subscriptions at their university – as UMI Number: 3309539.

Of course this does not include the recent discovery of a whole mass of Origen’s homilies.  These are those on Ps.36-38 (37-39 in the other numbering).  The prologue by Rufinus, the translator (into Latin), is also included.

4 Responses to “Origen’s Homilies on the Psalms – in English in a dissertation”


  1. Josh McManaway

    Msgr. Heintz is the rector of the Cathedral here in South Bend and teaches here at Notre Dame as well. His dissertation is very much worth reading.

  2. Roger Pearse

    Aha! That’s useful to know.

  3. Daniel R. Jennings

    I thought this was an interesting chart on Origen’s works: http://www.john-uebersax.com/plato/origen2.htm

  4. Roger Pearse

    It is useful, isn’t it?



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