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Re-thinking Gregory of Nyssa

Sarah Coakley (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-0637-5
144 pages
March 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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The thought of Gregory of Nyssa, the youngest of the fourth-cenrtury 'Cappadocian' Fathers, is currently at the centre of a number of important theological debates. This collection of specially commissioned essays calls the long-accepted interpretation of Gregory's trinitarianism into radical question.

  • Gregory of Nyssa, the youngest of the fourth-century 'Cappadocian' Fathers, is currently at the centre of a number of important theological debates.

  • Calls the long-accepted interpretation of Gregory's trinitarianism into radical question.

  • Urges a reading of his 'pedagogy of desire' that will cause a major reconsideration of his methods of trinitarian exposition.
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1. Introduction - Gender, Trinitarian Analogies, And The Pedagogy Of The Song: Sarah Coakley.

2. On Not Three People: The Fundamental Themes Of Gregory Of Nyssa's Trinitarian Theology As Seen In To Ablabius: On Not Three Gods: Lewis Ayres.

3. Divine Unity And The Divided Self: Gregory Of Nyssa's Trinitarian Theology In Its Psychological Context: Michel Rene Barnes.

4. Divine Transcendence And Human Transformation: Gregory Of Nyssa's Anti-Apollinarian Christology: Brian E. Daley, S.J.

5. Under Soloman's Tutelage: The Education Of Desire In The Homilles On The Song Of Songs: Martin Laird.

6. ‘Person’ Versus ‘Individual’, And Other Modern Misreadings Of Gregory Of Nyssa: Lucian Turcescu.

7. The Mirror Of The Infinite: Gregory Of Nyssa On The Vestigia Trinitatis: David Bentley Hart.

8. Index.

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Sarah Coakley is the Mallinckrodt Professor at Harvard Divinity School.
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  • Gregory of Nyssa, the youngest of the fourth-century 'Cappadocian' Fathers, is currently at the centre of a number of important theological debates.
  • Calls the long-accepted interpretation of Gregory's trinitarianism into radical question.
  • Urges a reading of his 'pedagogy of desire' that will cause a major reconsideration of his methods of trinitarian exposition.
See More

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