on May 25, 2013
This is an excellent translation, and window into the thoughts of one of the earliest Christian thinkers. Origin was a philosopher, theologian, and early apologist.
Be warned: this book is the size of a Bible! However, it gives an early Christian response to pagan jabs at Christianity. This allows a glimpse into what pagans were thinking.
I bought this book to test Morton Smith's "Jesus the Magician." It was a compelling book. However, it lost it's appeal once I read the source. Smith cherry-picked and stretched (that is an understatement)a handful of verses. After reading Contra-Celsum, I could see why his hypothesis lost steam.