I am delighted to announce that Origen’s Homilies on Ezekiel (Chieftain Publishing, 2014, edited by myself) are now freely available online. This is, of course, Mischa Hooker’s excellent translation of the Latin, and his marvellous and comprehensive edition and translation of the fragments of the Greek. It is the best version available anywhere.
You can download the PDF with the whole book, or a zip file with word versions of the English translations, from Archive.org here. Or you can get them below:
- Origen-Homilies_on_Ezekiel-ed_Hooker-2014 (PDF)
- Origen-Homilies-on-Ezekiel-English (ZIP of the Word files with the translations)
Enjoy, copy, circulate. If you want to use them commercially, please contact me; otherwise do whatever you like with them!
The printed versions will remain available through Amazon for at least another year. After that, it all depends on whether sales exceed costs. The hardback is a frankly astonishing, massive item that I am proud to have on my shelves (n.b. I didn’t typeset or do the cover).
Links: Amazon.com in hardback ($80) and paperback ($45); and Amazon.co.uk in hardback (£50) and paperback (£30). All are in print. Please get your university library to buy it! It would be nice to get back what it cost to produce!
It’s been a long road to produce this volume. I won’t do it again; but I don’t regret it, but I learned a lot of respect for the publishing industry in the process. And … we now have worldwide access to Origen.
I hope you like his sermons. I wonder, indeed, whether they might be preachable even today.