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Gregory of Nyssa provides a concise and accessible introduction to the thought of this early church father with new translations of key selections of his writings. Anthony Meredith presents a diverse range of Gregory's writings:



  • his contribution to the debates of the period about the nature of God in argument with a form of extreme ...
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Gregory of Nyssa

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Overview

Gregory of Nyssa provides a concise and accessible introduction to the thought of this early church father with new translations of key selections of his writings. Anthony Meredith presents a diverse range of Gregory's writings:



  • his contribution to the debates of the period about the nature of God in argument with a form of extreme Arianism

  • his discussion of the nature and work of the Holy Ghost, against the so-called 'Spirit fighters'

  • his defence of the humanity of Christ against those who denied it (notably Apollinarius)

  • the nature of fate and other philosophical issues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134815111
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Series: Early Church Fathers
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 542,764
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Anthony Meredith is Lecturer in Early Christian Doctrine at Heythrop College, University of London and is a Curate at Farm Street Church in the West end of London. He is the author of The Cappadocians (1995)

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Table of Contents

List of abbreviations
1 Introduction 1
2 Doctrinal Issues 27
1 Against Eunomius 1.156-182 27
2 Against the Macedonians, On the Holy Spirit 19-26 35
3 The Apolinarian Controversy: Against Apolin(n)arius 16-22 46
3 Gregory and Philosophy 59
1 Contra Fatum 59
2 Oratio Catechetica 19-24 73
4 Gregory and Spirituality 87
1 Against Eunomius 2.84-96 87
2 Homily 6: On the Beatitudes 91
3 On the Life of Moses 99
5 Epilogue 129
Notes 140
Bibliography 162
Index 165
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