Exploring Gregory of Nyssa : philosophical, theological, and historical studies / edited by Anna Marmodoro and Neil B. McLynn
- St Gregory of Nyssa : bishop, philosopher, exegete, theologian / John Anthony McGuckin -- The two Gregories : towards Nyssen from Nazianzen / Neil B. McLynn -- Dressing Moses : reading Gregory of Nyssa's Life of Moses literally / Susanna Elm -- Origen and Gregory of Nyssa on the Song of Songs / Mark Edwards -- Gregory of Nyssa's christological exegesis / Christopher A. Beeley -- Gregory of Nyssa on the soul (and the restoration) : from Plato to Origen / Ilaria L. E. Ramelli -- The soul as dynamis in Gregory of Nyssa's On the soul and resurrection / Johannes Zachhuber -- Christian formation and the body-soul relationship in Gregory of Nyssa / Morwenna Ludlow -- Vulnerability as the ground of self-determination in Gregory of Nyssa / Sophie Cartwright -- Gregory of Nyssa and the three gods problem : activity and etymology in To Ablabius / Andrew Radde-Gallwitz -- Gregory of Nyssa on the metaphysics of the trinity (with reference to his Letter To Ablabius) / Anna Marmodoro
- 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 the Neo-Nicene apologetical movement. It looks at his complex relationships-for example with his brother Basil of Caesarea and with Gregory of Nazianzus. Contributors highlight Gregory's debt to Origen, but also the divergence between the two thinkers, and their relationships to Platonism. They also examine Gregory of Nyssa's wider philosophy and metaphysics; deep questions in philosophy of language such as the nature of predication and singular terms that inform our understanding of Gregory's thought; and the role of metaphysical concepts such as the nature of powers and identity.
- 9780198826422 (hbk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-258) and index.
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