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Written in English


  • Gregory, -- of Nyssa, Saint, -- ca. 335-ca. 394.,
  • God -- Attributes

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Thesis--Fordham University.

LC ClassificationsBR1720.G8Z7 H4
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Pagination305 leaves.
Number of Pages305
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16024824M

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Saint Gregory of Nyssa (nĬs´ə), d. ?, Cappadocian theologian; brother of St. Basil the Great and his successor as champion of orthodoxy. He became bishop of Nyssa in Cappadocia in , was removed in , and was restored in He was prominent in the First Council of Constantinople (see Constantinople, First Council of).His fame rests on his theological works, most of which were. THE BACKGROUND, SOURCES, AND MEANING OF DIVINE INFINITY IN ST. GREGORY OFNYSSA. JAMES EMMET HENNESSY, Fordham University. Abstract. Abstract not available. Subject AreaAuthor: James Emmet Hennessy. divine mystery of God. The Life of Moses The Life of Moses,8 written towards the end of St Gregory’s life, 9 is arguably the most comprehensive and mature presentation10 of the saint’s mystical theology Indeed, there has been a growing tendency in patristic scholarship to regard this treatise as the crowning work of St Gregory’sFile Size: KB.   SAINT GREGORY OF NYSSA COLLECTION [7 BOOKS] — Quality Formatting and Value — Active Index, Multiple Table of Contents for all Books — Multiple Illustrations Gregory of Nyssa, also known as Gregory Nyssen, was bishop of Nyssa from to and from until his death/5(3).

19 quotes from Gregory of Nyssa: 'Concepts create idols; only wonder comprehends anything. People kill one another over idols. Wonder makes us fall to our knees.', 'Concepts create idols; only wonder understands anything.', and 'The three most ancient opinions concerning God are Anarchia, Polyarchia, and Monarchia. The first two are the sport of the children of Hellas, and may they continue to. The Life of Moses by Gregory of Nyssa was the second book (of ten) that I am reading for a class on the Classics of Christian Spirituality at Regent College. Gregory wrote this work during the Constantinian era, a time in which Christianity was growing in popularly amongst the intellectual elites/5. Saint Gregory of Nyssa - His Life St. Gregory of Nyssa, the younger brother of St. Basil the Great (c. ) was born around and was educated chiefly by Basil. Like his older brother, he opted at first for a secular career in rhetoric. Unlike Basil, he even married. Under the influence of his friends, especially St. Gregory of Nazianzus. 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 which he.

One of Gregory's most innovative and philosophically challenging concepts was the idea that God is infinite. This was a challenge to the philosophy of his day for the works of Plato taught that infinity was a flaw and consequently could not be attributed to the perfect divine nature. Gregory, in. Basil’s training was an antidote to the lessons of the pagan schools, wherein, as we know from a letter of St. Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa spent some time, very probably in his early youth, for it is certain that while still a youth Gregory exercised the ecclesiastical office of rector. In The Life of Moses, one of the most important books in the study of Christian mysticism, Gregory retells the story of Moses's life from the biblical account in Exodus and Numbers and then refers back to these stories as the basis for profound spiritual lessons. The ultimate goal of Gregory's spirituality is to strive for infinite progress in Cited by: Gregory of Nyssa definition: Saint.?– ad, Cappadocian theologian and brother of St Basil: bishop of Nyssa . | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples.