Synopses & Reviews
"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 including his contribution to the debates of the period about the nature of God as well as his discussion of the nature and work of the Holy Ghost, against the so-called "Spirit fighters."
"Gregory of Nyssa" presents new translations of key selections of Gregory's writings. This reading includes an informative introduction and extensive notes and commentary to illuminate Gregory's writings.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. Landscape -- Background 1 -- Background 2 -- The system of Gregory -- The spiritual teaching of Gregory, between circularity and freedom -- 2. Doctrinal issues. Against Eunomius 1.156-182 -- Against the Macedonians, On the Holy Spirit 19-26 -- The Apolinarian controversy : Against Apolin(n)arius 16-22 -- 3. Gregory and philosophy. Contra fatum -- Oratio catechetica 19-24 -- 4. Gregory and spirituality. Against Eunomius 2.84-96 -- Homily 6 : On the Beatitudes -- On the life of Moses -- 5. Epilogue. On taking leave of Gregory of Nyssa -- The originality of Gregory in comparison with Origen and Augustine -- Later influence of Gregory of Nyssa.