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Gregory of Nyssa

Paperback Early Church Fathers

By (author) Anthony Meredith

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 216mm x 10mm | 236g
  • Publication date: 16 March 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415118409
  • ISBN 13: 9780415118408
  • Illustrations note: bibliography, notes
  • Sales rank: 534,539

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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 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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Author information

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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..."this introductory volume offers besides interesting texts also excellent introductions, densely packed with information, supplemented by that in the notes...the book has something on offer for both the general readership and the specialist.."-"Vigilae Christianae, Johan Leemans e English translation is elegant, clear and very modern. The translator is highly concerned about ma-"Journal of Early Christian Studies ..."Meredith's own contributions...afford the reader a comprehensible, learned, and through introduction to Gregory's thought.."-"Anglican Theological Review "This volume is a valuable introduction to the life and thought of the important fourth-century church father....essential reading for all those who wish to become better acquainted with the Cappadocian theologian."-Paul Patterson, Saint Louis University, "Stone-Campbell Journal, Fall 2001

Table of contents

Chapter 1., Introduction, A. Landscape, B. Background 1, C. Background 2., D. The System of Gregory, E. Notes,Chapter 2. Doctrinal Issues, A. The Controversary with Eunomius, B. The Holy Spirit, Against the Macedonians, C. The Apolinarian ControversaryChapter 3. Gregory and Philosophy, A. Introduction, B. Gregory's Against Fate, C. Catechetical Oration,Chapter 4. Gregory and Spirituality, A. Against Eunomius, B. Homily 6 on the Beatitudes, C. The Life of Moses, D. Notes, E. Commentary on the SongChapter 5. Epilogue, Bibliography