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Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern$
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Morwenna Ludlow

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199280766

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280766.001.0001

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Historical and Conceptual Background

Historical and Conceptual Background

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(p.13) 1 Historical and Conceptual Background
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Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern
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Morwenna Ludlow (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280766.003.0002

This chapter presents an overview of the four different interpretations of the doctrine of the Trinity discussed in the two succeeding chapters included in Part I of this book. All of them use Gregory of Nyssa's writings; some focus on him in more detail than others. The authors have been divided into two pairs, each highlighting a particular interpretation of Gregory's work, that is, Gregory as philosopher and Gregory as a (proto-) ‘social Trinitarian’.

Keywords:   Gregory of Nyssa, Trinity, Cappadocian settlement, Gregory as philosopher, social Trinitarian

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