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Exploring Gregory of Nyssa: Philosophical, Theological, and Historical Studies

Anna Marmodoro and Neil B. McLynn


This collection brings together an interdisciplinary team of historians, classicists, philosophers, and theologians for a holistic exploration of the thought of Gregory of Nyssa. Topics covered—some here examined for the first time—include: Gregory’s role in the main philosophical and religious controversies of his era, such as his ecclesiastical involvement in the Neo-Nicene apologetical movement; his complex relationships—for example with his brother Basil of Caesarea and with Gregory of Nazianzus; Gregory’s debt to Origen, but also the divergence between the two thinkers, and their relation ... More

Keywords: Gregory of Nyssa, Nyssen family, Council of Constantinople, spiritual formation, Origen, power (dynamis), vulnerability, Trinity, Platonism, Aristotelianism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198826422
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198826422.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Marmodoro, editor
Professor of Philosophy, University of Durham and Research Fellow & Associate Faculty Member, University of Oxford

Neil B. McLynn, editor
University Lecturer in Later Roman History, University of Oxford