9780199280766

Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern

  • ISBN 13:

    9780199280766

  • ISBN 10:

    0199280762

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/11/2007
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

In recent years, the writings of Gregory of Nyssa have been an increasingly popular source for theologians, philosophers, historians, and literary theorists alike. But what arises from these readings is a bewildering range of interpretations: Gregory emerges variously as a bastion of orthodoxy, a suspect neoplatonist, a mystic, a philosopher, an apologist for monasticism, an urbane married man, a misogynist, and an advocate of complete human equality.

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