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Gregory of Nyssa and the grasp of faith : union, knowledge, and divine presence

Author: M S Laird
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford early Christian studies.
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Presenting a study of Gregory of Nyssa, this book shows how for Gregory the darkness of faith is what unites the believer with God. Through this union by faith alone, God yet speaks through the deeds  Read more...

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Named Person: Gregory, of Nyssa Saint; Grégoire, de Nysse saint; Santo Gregory Of Nyssa; Gregorius (Nyssenus)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M S Laird
ISBN: 0199267995 9780199267996 9780199229154 0199229155
OCLC Number: 55604376
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of London, Heythrop College.
Description: x, 240 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction; 1. The exaltation of faith: the state of current research; 2. The flow of the mind; 3. The grasp of faith; 4. The grasp of faith and supranoetic union; 5. Fountain of presence, breasts of wine: the flow of knowledge in the 'In canticum canticorum'; 6. Christ speaking himself: the logophatic discourse of Paul and the bride; 7. The luminous dark revisited; Conclusion
Series Title: Oxford early Christian studies.
Responsibility: Martin Laird.
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Gregory, as is now obvious, is highly nuanced theologian of faith and union, darkness and light. Laird's volume reads... well... and is clearly a major advance in the field. Kyle Strobel, Theology Read more...

 
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