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Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus

Andrew Hofer, O.P.


Andrew Hofer’s Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus is the first full-length book published in any language devoted to an overview of the Christology of this fourth-century Father of the Church. The book examines the breadth of Gregory’s corpus—orations, letters, and poems (often neglected in doctrinal studies)—to argue that Gregory’s writing on Christ can be best understood in tandem with his autobiography. Hofer begins by articulating Gregory’s theology of the Word in which words come from the Word who became incarnate. Hofer then offers a close reading of how Gregory writ ... More

Keywords: Gregory of Nazianzus, Christ/Christology, autobiography, blending, orations, poems, letters, theology of the Word

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199681945
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681945.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Hofer, O.P., author
Teaches at the Pontifical Faculty at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.