ANTHONY MEREDITH, GREGORY OF NYSSA
Title: Gregory of Nyssa (Routledge Early Church Fathers)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Routledge January 1999
0415118409 / 9780415118408
Seller ID: 90197
Meredith presents selections from Gregory's doctrinal, philosophical, and mystical writings, including portions of his important Commentary on the Song of Songs. The introduction and epilogue capably describes St. Gregory's crucial role in the development of patristic thought. 166 pp.
An Eighth Day View:
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:
- his contribution to the debates of the period about the nature of God in argument with a form of extreme Arianism
- his discussion of the nature and work of the Holy Ghost, against the so-called 'Spirit fighters'
- his defence of the humanity of Christ against those who denied it (notably Apollinarius)
- the nature of fate and other philosophical issues.