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Grace and human freedom according to St. Gregory of Nyssa

Verna E.F Harrison

Grace and human freedom according to St. Gregory of Nyssa

by Verna E.F Harrison

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Published by University Microfilms International in Ann Arbor, MI .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gregory, -- of Nyssa, Saint, -- ca. 335-ca. 394.,
  • Grace (Theology),
  • Liberty -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.,
  • Theology -- Early church, ca. 30-600

  • The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination4 microfiches.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18235527M

    The Mystical or Theophanic Theology of St Gregory indicating the means for approaching and experiencing the mystery of God. Following an already established exegetical tradition,14 the work takes the biblical figure Moses as a paradigm for outlining the pinnacle of the human encounter with God Now, for St Gregory, such a methodFile Size: KB. Grace responds to the deepest yearnings of human freedom, calls freedom to cooperate with it, and perfects freedom. Sanctifying grace is the gratuitous gift of his life that God makes to us; it is infused by the Holy Spirit into the soul to heal it of sin and to sanctify it. Sanctifying grace makes us "pleasing to God." Charisms.

    St. Gregory of Nyssa saw the Beatitudes as arranged like so many steps, so as to facilitate the ascent from one to another. For example, a humble person comes to be meek, or becomes gentle and kind, and exhibits a docility of spirit, even in the face of adversity and hardship. Jesus was "meek and humble of heart" (Matthew ). Nonna Verna Harrison (PhD, Graduate Theological Union) is assistant professor of church history at Saint Paul School of Theology and author of Grace and Human Freedom according to St. Gregory of Nyssa.

    Gregory of Nyssa St. Gregory of Nyssa (c. c. ) was a younger sibling in a family that gave the church many years of service and at least five saints. Before entering the monastery of his brother, Basil the Great, Gregory was a rhetorician. He may have been married, although some scholars believe that his treatise On Virginity argues against that. English translation of St Gregory of Nyssa, On the Making of Man. 70 Pages. On the Making of Man (A Bilingual, Greek / English, version is also available) Introductory Note on the Treatise This work was intended to supplement and complete the Hexaëmeron of S. Basil, and presupposes an acquaintance with that treatise.


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Grace and human freedom according to St. Gregory of Nyssa by Verna E.F Harrison Download PDF EPUB FB2

Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Summary The relationship between grace and freedom is among the more significant focal points in Christian theological reflection, and Gregory of Nyssa's thought in this area provides abundant material for detailed analysis of the Eastern alternative.

Get this from a library. Grace and human freedom according to St. Gregory of Nyssa. [Nonna Verna Harrison]. : Grace and Human Freedom According to St. Gregory of Nyssa (Studies in the Bible & Early Christianity) (): Harrison, Verna E. F.: BooksCited by: 9. This is a major study of Gregory of Nyssa's thought, which has been unduly neglected and underestimated by scholars.

The relationship between grace and freedom is among the more significant focal points in Christian theological reflection, and Gregory of Nyssa's thought in this area is rich and provides abundant material for detailed analysis of the Eastern : Martin Laird's volume is an excellent case in point.

First of all, he makes his argument that St Gregory of Nyssa is as much a theologian of divine light as of divine darkness--without denying or trivializing the undoubted apophatic dimension of St Gregory's theology.5/5(1).

The Roman Martyrology commemorates the demise of St. Gregory Nyssa on 9 March. In modern Roman Catholic calendars which include the feast of St. Gregory, such as the Benedictines, his feast day is observed on 10 January.

The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod commemorates Gregory of Nyssa along with the rest of the Cappadocian Fathers on January Attributes: Vested as a bishop. Gregory the Theologian. St Gregory of Nyssa.

On The Cross. Truly this symbol is thought despicable; but it is so in the world's reckoning, and among men; in Heaven and among the faithful it is the highest glory. We call the ancient Catholic Church one according to her essence, according to our concept of her, according to her origin.

the whole body of Gregory’s extant writings, but instead, its methodological approach will be to examine a few of the treatises most relevant to the topic of theological anthropology.

The thesis is that a full understanding of Gregory of Nyssa’s theological anthropology will include reference to both its vertical and horizontal Size: KB.

| c Bishop of Nyssa, Cappadocian Father,* and younger brother of Basil* of Caesarea. A shy, gentle man of studious disposition, Gregory was totally dominated by his forceful brother whom he sometimes called “the Master.” After a brief spell as reader in the church, he became a teacher of rhetoric and thereby incurred Basil's great displeasure at.

Nonna Verna Harrison (PhD, Graduate Theological Union), an experienced patristics scholar, is the author of Grace and Human Freedom according to St. Gregory of Nyssa and numerous articles and translations. Gregory of Nyssa has books on Goodreads with ratings. Gregory of Nyssa’s most popular book is The Life of Moses.

The Life of Moses by Gregory of Nyssa was the second book (of ten) that I am reading for a class on the Classics of Christian Spirituality at Regent College.

Gregory wrote this work during the Constantinian era, a time in which Christianity was growing in /5. Gregory of Nyssa Born around in Caesarea; diedin Nyssa.

Church writer, theologian, and philosopher. One of the most prominent Greek patristic figures. Gregory of Nyssa was the brother of Basil the Great and a friend of Gregory of Nazianzus, and with them he formed the so-called Cappadocian circle of church figures and thinkers.

As a youth he. harrison, Grace and Human Freedom according to St. Gregory of Nyssa, Studies in the Bible and Early Christianity 30 (Lewiston ). pelikan, Christianity and Classical Culture: The Metamorphosis of Natural Theology in the Christian Encounter.

Nonna Verna Harrison (PhD, Graduate Theological Union), an experienced patristics scholar, is the author of God's Many-Splendored Image, Grace and Human Freedom according to St.

Gregory of Nyssa, and numerous articles and translations. Hom. 1 (WGRW ); Lewis Ayres, “On Not Three People: The Fundamental Themes of Gregory of Nyssa's Trinitarian Theology as seen in To Ablabius: On Not Three Gods,” in Rethinking Gregory of Nyssa, ed.

Sarah Coakley (Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, ); Verna E. Harrison, Grace and Human Freedom according to St. Gregory of Nyssa, Studies in Cited by: 1. 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. Nonna Verna Harrison (PhD, Graduate Theological Union), an experienced patristics scholar, is the author of God's Many-Splendored Image, Grace and Human Freedom according to St. Gregory of Nyssa, and numerous articles and translations.

She lives in Chatsworth, California. The Rev. Prof. James Turrell teaches at the School of Theology of the University of the South. He has put together a website - Episcopal Liturgy - that features congregations in the Episcopal Church, and asks how they actually use the Book of Common Prayer in their worship services.

Jim visited St. Gregory's in the fall ofand made this video of our Sunday, and our own. Θέωσις, according to the vocabulary of St. Gregory of Nyssa and the Holy Fathers, generally, can be described by a number of relate d words.

It is a transformat ion, union, participation Author: Liviu Petcu. Note. This work was intended to supplement and complete the Hexaëmeron of S.

Basil, and presupposes an acquaintance with that treatise. The narrative of the creation of the world is not discussed in detail: it is referred to, but chiefly in order to insist on the idea that the world was prepared to be the sphere of man's sovereignty.

On the other hand, Gregory shows that man. -Gregory of Nyssa That there are not three Gods (PG 45,) Humanity was free from the beginning. For God is freedom and humanity was made in the image of God.-Irenaeus of Lyon Against Heresies IV,37,4 (PG 45,24) Image and Likeness are not the same thing: &#;Clement of Alexandria was the first to inquire into the origin of the distinction.Saint Gregory of Nyssa (nĬs´ə), d.

?, Cappadocian theologian; brother of St. Basil the Great and his successor as champion of orthodoxy. He became bishop of Nyssa in Cappadocia inwas removed inand was restored in He was prominent in the First Council of Constantinople (see Constantinople, First Council of).His fame rests on his theological works.