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Gregory of Nyssa and the Concept of Divine Persons$
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Lucian Turcescu

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195174250

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195174259.001.0001

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On the Holy Spirit: Against the Macedonians

On the Holy Spirit: Against the Macedonians

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(p.109) 6 On the Holy Spirit: Against the Macedonians
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Gregory of Nyssa and the Concept of Divine Persons
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Lucian Turcescu (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195174259.003.0007

Gregory refers to God the Holy Spirit in biblical terms as good and holy, princely, principal, quickening, governing, and sanctifying of all creation. This allows him to present the Spirit as a correlative of both the Father and the Son; there is no gap between Christ and his anointing, between the king and his kingdom, between wisdom and the Spirit of wisdom, between truth and the Spirit of truth, between power and the Spirit of power. All three persons rejoice eternally in the presence of each other and know each other perfectly. This is communion, and it allows for both the distinction of each person and the perfect unity among them.

Keywords:   Holy Spirit, sanctification, relationship, Father, Son, wisdom, communion, person, correlatives

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