A Metaphrase of the Book of Ecclesiastes

A Metaphrase of the Book of Ecclesiastes

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Gregory Thaumaturgus or Gregory the Miracle-Worker, was a Christian bishop of the 3rd century. He has been canonized as a saint in the Catholic and Orthodox churches. He was introduced to the Christian religion at the age of fourteen, after the death of his father. He had a brother Athenodorus, and on the advice of one of their tutors, the young men were eager to study at the Berytus in Beirut, then one of the four or five famous schools in the Hellenic world. At this time, their brother-in-law was appointed assessor (legal counsel) to the Roman Governor of Palestine; the youths had therefore an occasion to act as an escort to their sister as far as Caesarea in Palestine. On arrival in that town they learned that the celebrated scholar Origen, head of the Catechetical School of Alexandria, resided there. Curiosity led them to hear and converse with the master. Soon both youths forgot all about Beirut and Roman law, and gave themselves up to the great Christian teacher, who gradually won them over to Christianity. In his panegyric on Origen, Gregory describes the method employed by that master to win the confidence and esteem of those he wished to convert; how he mingled a persuasive candour with outbursts of temper and theological argument put cleverly at once and unexpectedly. Persuasive skill rather than bare reasoning, and evident sincerity and an ardent conviction were the means Origen used to make converts.show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514700182
  • 9781514700181

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