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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English


  • Gregory, of Nyssa, Saint, ca. 335-ca. 394.,
  • Plato.

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SeriesUniversity of California publications in classical philology,, v. 11, no. 1
LC ClassificationsPA25 .C3 vol. 11, no. 1
The Physical Object
Pagination92 p.
Number of Pages92
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL179291M
LC Control Numbera 30000756

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The Platonism of Gregory of Nyssa book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.4/5(3). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cherniss, Harold F. (Harold Fredrik), Platonism of Gregory of Nyssa. New York, B. Franklin []. Platonism were open to a syncretistic absorption of Oriental religions, but not to the absolute claims of the Mosaic or Christian faiths. At the time when Gregory of Nyssa was writing his Life of Moses, others had already tried to build a bridge between Hellenism and the Jewish Scriptures and, among them, particularly the Jew Philo and theFile Size: KB. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. The Platonism of Gregory of Nyssa, Vol Issues The Platonism of Gregory of Nyssa, Harold Fredrik Cherniss Vol Issue 1 of University of California publications in classical philology: Author.

Platonism is the philosophy of Plato and philosophical systems closely derived from it, though contemporary platonists do not necessarily accept all of the doctrines of Plato. Platonism had a profound effect on Western ism at least affirms the existence of abstract objects, which are asserted to exist in a third realm distinct from both the sensible external world and . Mystical life, according to St. Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, resembles the divine night, which the bridegroom of the soul approaches without being seen; he remains invisible. This is the sober intoxication with the mysteries of the blood and body of Christ, the Eucharistic, mystical transcendental union with the love of the incarnated Word (Logos). THE-PLATONISM-OF-GREGORY-OF-NYSSA-BY-HAROLD-FREDRICK-CHERNISS Download The-platonism-of-gregory-of-nyssa-by-harold-fredrick-cherniss ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to THE-PLATONISM-OF-GREGORY-OF-NYSSA-BY-HAROLD-FREDRICK-CHERNISS book pdf for free now. Anthony Meredith writes of Gregory's mystical and apophatic writings in his book Gregory of Nyssa (The Early Church Fathers) (): Gregory has often been credited with the discovery of mystical theology, or rather with the perception that darkness is an appropriate symbol under which God can be utes: Vested as a bishop.

  In his new book, Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa, Boersma writes that “he wanted to test my hunch that the pre-modern Platonist-Christian synthesis does not require us to abandon the goodness of matter.” In an extensive investigation of Gregory’s views on gender, marriage, exegesis, death, virtue and the church, he concludes Author: Stephen H. Webb.   Gregory of Nyssa is firmly established in today's theological curriculum and is a major figure in the study of late antiquity. Students encounter him in anthologies of primary sources, in surveys of Christian history and perhaps in specialized courses on the doctrine of the Trinity, eschatology, asceticism, or the : Andrew Radde-Gallwitz. Gregory of Nyssa, The Life of Moses, translation, introduction, and notes by Abraham J. Malherbe and Everett Ferguson (New York: Paulist Press, ), pp. Born soon after emperor Constantine embraced Christianity, Saint Gregory of Nyssa (–) was a church bishop and leading intellectual who guided the faith in its change of circumstances. Saint Gregory of Nyssa, Latin Gregorius Nyssenus, (born c. , Caesarea, in Cappadocia, Asia Minor [now Kayseri, Turkey]—died c. ; feast day March 9), philosophical theologian and mystic, leader of the orthodox party in the 4th-century Christian controversies over the doctrine of the Trinity. Primarily a scholar, he wrote many theological, mystical, and monastic works in .