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Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the transformation of divine simplicity

Author: Andrew Radde-Gallwitz
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford early Christian studies.
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Divine simplicity is the idea that, as the ultimate principle of the universe, God must be a non-composite unity not made up of parts or diverse attributes. Radde-Gallwitz explores how this idea was appropriated by early Christian theologians from non-Christian philosophy with particular reference to Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nyssa.
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Radde-Gallwitz, Andrew.
Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the transformation of divine simplicity.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)419862895
Named Person: Basil, Saint Bishop of Caesarea; Gregory, of Nyssa Saint; Basil, Saint Bishop of Caesarea; Gregory, of Nyssa Saint; Basil, Saint Bishop of Caesarea; Gregory, of Nyssa Saint
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Radde-Gallwitz
ISBN: 9780191571992 0191571997 9780199574117 0199574111
OCLC Number: 526106539
Awards: Winner of John Templeton Award for Theological Promise 2011.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 261 pages).
Contents: Simplicity and the problem of contradiction : Ptolemy and the legacy of Marcion --
From science to silence : Clement of Alexandria and Origen --
Agen(n)êtos and the identity thesis : Justin, Dionysius of Alexandria, and Athanasius --
Truly repay the debt : Aetius and Eunomius of Cyzicus Aetius --
Basil of Caesarea I : on not knowing God's essence (but still knowing God) --
Basil of Caesarea II : concepts, reality, and reading --
Therefore be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect : Gregory of Nyssa on simplicity and goodness --
Conclusion : the transformation of divine simplicity.
Series Title: Oxford early Christian studies.
Responsibility: Andrew Radde-Gallwitz.
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