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Gregory of Nyssa

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(c.330–395), bishop. Born at Caesarea (Cappadocia), the younger brother of Basil, he was given an excellent education at Athens, became a rhetorician, and married. After some ...

Gregory of Nyssa

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J. Warren Smith

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

...Knowledge, and Divine Presence (2004). M. Ludlow , Gregory of Nyssa: Ancient and (Post)Modern (2007). A. Radde-Gallwitz , Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Transformation of Divine Simplicity (2009). J. W. Smith , Passion and Paradise: Human and Divine Emotion in the Thought of Gregory of Nyssa (2004). L. Turcescou , Gregory of Nyssa and the Concept of Divine Persons (2005). W. Völker , Gregor von Nyssa als Mystiker (1955). J. Zachhuber , Human Nature in Gregory of Nyssa: Philosophical Background and Theological Significance ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (5 ed.)

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2011
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Religion
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241 words

... of Nyssa ( c. 330–395 ), bishop . Born at Caesarea (Cappadocia), the younger brother of Basil , he was given an excellent education at Athens, became a rhetorician, and married. After some disillusionment with his post of professor of rhetoric, he was ordained priest ( c. 362 ). It is not certain when he became a monk, whether his wife died or became a nun. In 371 he was chosen as bishop of Nyssa, a remote outpost of Basil's province near Armenia; but Gregory seems to have lacked skill and diplomacy in supporting Basil's cause. Gregory was an...

Gregory of Nyssa

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Alexander Kazhdan, Barry Baldwin, and Nancy Patterson Ševčenko

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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761 words

... of Nyssa , theologian, the youngest of the Cappadocian Fathers , and saint; born in the region of Neokaisareia between 335 and 340 , died after 394 ; feastday 10 Jan . He was one of nine children, including an older brother Basil the Great and a sister, Makrina , whose vita he later wrote. Anagnostes by the age of 20, Gregory unexpectedly renounced his post, married a certain Theosebeia , and turned to the study of rhetoric. When his brother Basil received the metropolitan see of Caesarea, he ordained Gregory (ca. 371 ) as bishop of Nyssa....

Gregory (3) of Nyssa

Gregory (3) of Nyssa (c.ad 330–95)   Reference library

Neil McLynn

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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360 words

...de la virginité , ed. and trans. M. Aubineau , SC 119 (1966); Grégoire de Nysse, Vie de sainte Macrine , ed. and trans. P. Maraval , SC 178 (1971); A. Silvas , Gregory of Nyssa: The Letters (2007). Studies A. Meredith , Gregory of Nyssa (1999); S. Coakley (ed.), Re-thinking Gregory of Nyssa (2003); M. Laird, Gregory of Nyssa and the Grasp of Faith (2004); M. Ludlow, Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern (2007). Neil...

Gregory of Nyssa, St

Gregory of Nyssa, St (330–c.395)   Reference library

Morwenna Ludlow

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4 ed.)

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2022
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Religion
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...Significance (Leiden, 2000). S. Coakley (ed.), Re-thinking Gregory of Nyssa (Oxford, 2003). M. Ludlow , Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)Modern (Oxford, 2007). A. Radde-Gallwitz , Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Transformation of Divine Simplicity (Oxford, 2009). A. Conway-Jones , Gregory of Nyssa’s Tabernacle Imagery in its Jewish and Christian Contexts (Oxford, 2014). A. Radde-Gallwitz , Gregory of Nyssa’s Doctrinal Works: A Literary Study . (OECS; Oxford,...

Gregory of Nyssa, St

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
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Religion
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73 words

... of Nyssa, St ( c. 330– c. 395 ). One of the Cappadocian fathers , and younger brother of Basil . Gregory was the most profound and skilful writer of the Cappadocians. Apart from important polemical works his major writings are the systematic Catechetical Orations , a Life of Moses in which mystical exegesis is used, and ascetical works such as On Virginity in which he develops the thought that in virginity the soul becomes a spouse of...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
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Religion
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218 words

... of Nyssa, St ( c. 330– c. 395 ), ‘ Cappadocian Father ’. The brother of St Basil , he entered a monastery. He was consecrated Bp. of Nyssa in Cappadocia c. 371 , deposed by the Arians in 376, but regained his see in 378. His chief theological works are polemical treatises against Eunomius , Apollinarius , and the Tritheistic teaching of a certain Ablabius. In his ‘Catechetical Orations’ he expounded the doctrines of the Trinity, Incarnation, and Redemption, and the sacraments of Baptism and the Eucharist for those whose duty it was to instruct ...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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66 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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73 words
Gregory of Nyssa, St

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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51 words
Gregory of Nyssa, St.

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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43 words
Gregory of Nyssa

Gregory of Nyssa  

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(c.330–395),bishop. Born at Caesarea (Cappadocia), the younger brother of Basil, he was given an excellent education at Athens, became a rhetorician, and married. After some disillusionment with his ...
The New Testament

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Margaret Davies

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

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2022
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Religion
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10,686 words
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Oxford University Press
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...of belief by many Christians were understood to be ‘inspired’ (see Eusebius, Orations of Constantine , 2; Augustine, Epistle , 82.2; Gregory of Nyssa Hexaemeron , proem.). Moreover, the criteria discussed above are discerned from Eusebius' discussion and other fourth-century writings which have come down to us. Nowhere are such criteria formally listed and the relative importance of one against another weighed. These fourth-century discussions and decisions about the contents of the New Testament were made by literate élite male leaders of the...

Transitions and Trajectories: Jews and Christians in the Roman Empire

Transitions and Trajectories: Jews and Christians in the Roman Empire   Reference library

Barbara Geller

Oxford History of the Biblical World

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2022
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Religion
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Oxford University Press

...the high point of their sacred journey was a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the holy city of Jerusalem, despite the admonitions of some fourth-century fathers of the church. After visiting Jerusalem, Gregory of Nyssa observed in his “Letter on Pilgrimages” that the sinfulness of the people of Jerusalem must be proof that God's grace could not be more abundant there than elsewhere. Likewise, Jerome, although he settled near the city as part of his quest for perfection, wrote in a letter that the people of Jerusalem, like those of other crowded...

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Dale C. Allison, Jr. and Dale C. Allison, Jr.

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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...apprehension (cf. ‘I see the point’; see Origen, C. Cels. 7.33–4), an indirect perception through unspecified effects of God (cf. Irenaeus, Adv. haer. 4.20.6), or an apprehension of the image of God in the perfected saints (so Gregory of Nyssa and much Eastern Orthodox tradition). The text unfortunately does not decide the point. But one thing is obvious: the vision of God is here eschatological. Nothing is said of the possibility of seeing God in the present life. One day the saints will enjoy what the angels, according to 18:10 , even now experience...

Nyssa

Nyssa  

(Νύσσα), name of two cities notable in Byz. times.1. City in northwest Cappadocia, south of the Halys near the village of Harmandali. This city entered history when Gregory of Nyssa ...
Macrina the Elder

Macrina the Elder  

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(d. 340).A disciple of Gregory the Wonderworker, she was a Christian witness to the faith who went into exile during persecution. There in Pontus she and her husband suffered hunger, deprivation, and ...
Theodore Teron

Theodore Teron  

(Τήρων, lit. “recruit”), “the great martyr,” saint; born “in an eastern land,” died Amaseia under Maximian; feastday 17 Feb.According to a homily ascribed to Gregory of Nyssa, Theodore was ...
Gregory the Wonderworker

Gregory the Wonderworker  

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(c.213–270),bishop. This important and charismatic bishop, who links the time of the persecutions with that of the Cappadocian Fathers, has no satisfactory Life and few authentic works. From the ...
Kamoulianai

Kamoulianai  

(Καμουλιαναί), bishopric in Cappadocia (Notitiae CP 1.77); according to Kedrenos (Cedr. 1:685.2) a village in Cappadocia. A legend known from Zacharias of Mytilene and a sermon of pseudo-Gregory of ...

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