Gregory of Nyssa and the Concept of Divine Persons

Gregory of Nyssa and the Concept of Divine Persons

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The concept of personhood is central to a wide range of contemporary issues, ranging from reproductive rights to the death penalty and euthanasia. We may think that the concept of person is a modern discovery. In fact, however, this idea does not originate with our discovery of human rights, consciousness, and individuality. As this study shows, for example, the fourth-century theologian Gregory of Nyssa developed a very sophisticated concept of the person in the context of his attempts to clarify the paradox of the Trinity - a single God comprising three distinct persons. Turcescu offers the first in-depth analysis of Gregory's writings about the divine persons. Turcescu's work not only contributes to our knowledge of the history of Trinitarian theology but can be helpful to theologians who are dealing with issues in contemporary ethics.show more

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  • Hardback | 184 pages
  • 152.4 x 238.8 x 22.9mm | 408.24g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0195174259
  • 9780195174250

About Lucian Turcescu

Lucian Turcescu is Associate Professor and Chair of the Religious Studies Department at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada, and President of the Canadian Society of Patristic Studies.show more

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