The Platonism of Gregory of Nyssa.

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University of California Press , Berkeley
Gregory, of Nyssa, Saint, ca. 335-ca. 394., P
SeriesUniversity of California publications in classical philology,, v. 11, no. 1
LC ClassificationsPA25 .C3 vol. 11, no. 1
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Pagination92 p.
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Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.4/5(3). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cherniss, Harold F. (Harold Fredrik), Platonism of Gregory of Nyssa. New York, B. Franklin []. Platonism were open to a syncretistic absorption of Oriental religions, but not to the absolute claims of the Mosaic or Christian faiths.

At the time when Gregory of Nyssa was writing his Life of Moses, others had already tried to build a bridge between Hellenism and the Jewish Scriptures and, among them, particularly the Jew Philo and theFile Size: KB.

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Platonism is the philosophy of Plato and philosophical systems closely derived from it, though contemporary platonists do not necessarily accept all of the doctrines of Plato. Platonism had a profound effect on Western ism at least affirms the existence of abstract objects, which are asserted to exist in a third realm distinct from both the sensible external world and.

Mystical life, according to St.

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Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, resembles the divine night, which the bridegroom of the soul approaches without being seen; he remains invisible. This is the sober intoxication with the mysteries of the blood and body of Christ, the Eucharistic, mystical transcendental union with the love of the incarnated Word (Logos).

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Anthony Meredith writes of Gregory's mystical and apophatic writings in his book Gregory of Nyssa (The Early Church Fathers) (): Gregory has often been credited with the discovery of mystical theology, or rather with the perception that darkness is an appropriate symbol under which God can be utes: Vested as a bishop.

In his new book, Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa, Boersma writes that “he wanted to test my hunch that the pre-modern Platonist-Christian synthesis does not require us to abandon the goodness of matter.” In an extensive investigation of Gregory’s views on gender, marriage, exegesis, death, virtue and the church, he concludes Author: Stephen H.

Webb. Gregory of Nyssa is firmly established in today's theological curriculum and is a major figure in the study of late antiquity. Students encounter him in anthologies of primary sources, in surveys of Christian history and perhaps in specialized courses on the doctrine of the Trinity, eschatology, asceticism, or the : Andrew Radde-Gallwitz.

Gregory of Nyssa, The Life of Moses, translation, introduction, and notes by Abraham J. Malherbe and Everett Ferguson (New York: Paulist Press, ), pp. Born soon after emperor Constantine embraced Christianity, Saint Gregory of Nyssa (–) was a church bishop and leading intellectual who guided the faith in its change of circumstances.

Saint Gregory of Nyssa, Latin Gregorius Nyssenus, (born c.Caesarea, in Cappadocia, Asia Minor [now Kayseri, Turkey]—died c. ; feast day March 9), philosophical theologian and mystic, leader of the orthodox party in the 4th-century Christian controversies over the doctrine of the Trinity.

Primarily a scholar, he wrote many theological, mystical, and monastic works in. 31 On the influence of Greek philosophy on Gregory see Michel René Barnes, “Eunomius of Cyzicus and Gregory of Nyssa: Two Traditions of Transcendent Causality,” Vigiliae Christia no.

1 (): ; Ilaria L. Ramelli, “Christian Soteriology and Christian Platonism: Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Biblical and Philosophical. The University of Chicago Press. Books Division.

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Chicago Distribution Center. Gregory of Nyssa and the Grasp of Faith: Union, Knowledge, and Divine Presence. By Martin Laird and Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and Knowledge of God: In Your Light We Shall See Light. By Christopher A. Beeley. [REVIEW] David Meconi - - Heythrop Journal 52 Author: Harold F.

Cherniss. The Contra Eunomium is probably Gregory of Nyssa’s most challenging work with regards to his theological and philosophical thought, and one that continues to draw the deeper attention of contemporary scholars.

This volume devoted to Contra Eunomium I constitutes, in a certain way, a new version of the Proceedings of the 6th International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa.

"On the Soul and the Resurrection" is definitely one of the highpoints of St. Gregory of Nyssa's writings. In this book, he goes into a dialogue with his sister, that he had in high regard, as his teacher whereas they go into depth of all things the soul, life, death, and resurrection/5(23).

The book's final chapter also compares how each theologian deals with the difficult issues raised by the idea of universal salvation, such as human freedom, punishment, and divine justice. It concludes that while Gregory's answers are sometimes clearer, Rahner's are more nuanced and have a subtlety that fits better with scientific discoveries.

In the thought of Origen and Gregory of Nyssa I can now truly Rejoice in the Lord my God Who gave Himself up for the sins of the world. Christian Universalism makes a lot of sense backed by the Scriptures themselves. Praise be to. Gregory of Nyssa tends to be overshadowed by the other two.

Gregory of Nyssa was born in Caesarea, the capital of Cappadocia (central Turkey) in aboutthe younger brother of Basil the Great and of Macrina (19 July), and of several other distinguished persons. As a youth, he was at best a lukewarm Christian. At the same time, their doctrine rests (1) on philosophical arguments mainly deriving from Platonism (Gregory's De anima et resurrectione is deeply influenced by Platonism both in form and in content, and so is Origen, although both are Christians first and Platonists second), and (2) on the allegorical exegesis of Scripture, another heritage Cited by: Platonism, any philosophy that derives its ultimate inspiration from there was in antiquity a tradition about Plato’s “unwritten doctrines,” Platonism then and later was based primarily on a reading of the these can be read in many different ways, often very selectively, and it may be that all that the various kinds of Platonism can be said to have in.

Exploring Gregory of Nyssa: Philosophical, Theological, and Historical Studies brings together an interdisciplinary team of historians, classicists, philosophers, and theologians to offer a holistic exploration of the thought of Gregory of Nyssa.

The volume considers Gregory's role in the main philosophical and religious controversies of his era, such as his ecclesiastical involvement in.

95 The classic study on the philosophical influences on Nyssen's thought is Harold Fredrik Cherniss, The Platonism of Gregory of Nyssa (University of California Publications in Classical Philology ; ; reprinted New York; Johnson Reprint Corp., ) 1 – Cited by: 1.

The book focuses on the concept of universal salvation in the theology of the fourth‐century Cappadocian Father Gregory of Nyssa and the twentieth‐century Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner.

It undertakes detailed studies of eschatology (theology of the ‘last things’) in Gregory's and Rahner's thought, paying particular attention to their Author: Morwenna Ludlow.

Gregory's theology was the result of a subtle blending of Platonism and the Scriptures. Gregory wrote On the Making of Man to complete the work of his brother Basil Gregory of Nyssa, Letter 13 (NPNF, 2nd series, Vol.

5, An Essay on the Religious Philosophy of Gregory of Nyssa (A Communio Book). Ignatius PR, Pbk. ISBN.

Gregory of Nyssa is firmly established in today's theological curriculum and is a major figure in the study of late antiquity. Students encounter him in anthologies of primary sources, in surveys of Christian history and perhaps in specialized courses on the doctrine of the Trinity, eschatology, asceticism, or the like.

Gregory of Nyssa's Doctrinal Works presents a reading of the works in. the platonism of gregory of nyssa Download the platonism of gregory of nyssa or read online here in PDF or EPUB. Please click button to get the platonism of gregory of nyssa book now.

All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so don't worry about it. This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search. The middle Platonism and early Neo-Platonism of Gregory would be tempered and guided by the tradition of the Fathers.

He writes, “If our reasoning be found unequal to the problem, we must keep for ever firm and unmoved the tradition which we received by succession from the Fathers.” (Quod non sint tres dii, MG 45, ).Gregory of Nyssa: Homilies on the Song of Songs Richard A.

Norris Jr. When Richard Norris died inmany of us in the field of patristics and late antique Christianity wondered if the translation of Gregory of Nyssa’s Homilies on the Song of Songs he was known to be working on would see the light of day.Gregory of Nyssa was the third son, and one of the youngest of the family.

He had an elder brother, Nectarius, who followed the profession of their father, and became rhetorician, and like him died early.

He had also a younger brother, Peter, who became bishop of Sebaste.