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On God and Christ : the five theological orations and two letters to Cledonius

Author: Gregory, of Nazianzus Saint.; Frederick Williams; Lionel R Wickham
Publisher: Crestwood, N.Y. : St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2002.
Series: '">St. Vladimir's Seminary Press "popular patristics" series.
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"Gregory of Nazianzus, 'The Theologian,' was recognized among the Cappadocian Fathers as a peculiarly vivid and quotable exponent of the doctrine of God in Trinity. A brilliant orator and accomplished poet, he placed before the Church his interpretation of the sublime mystery of the God revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These five sermons, probably delivered as a series at the small chapel of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory, of Nazianzus Saint.; Frederick Williams; Lionel R Wickham
ISBN: 0881412406 9780881412406
OCLC Number: 49799593
Description: 175 p.; 19 cm.
Series Title: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press "popular patristics" series.
Other Titles: Theological orations.
Responsibility: St. Gregory of Nazianzus ; translated by Frederick Williams and Lionel Wickham ; with introduction and notes by Lionel Wickham.

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"Gregory of Nazianzus, 'The Theologian,' was recognized among the Cappadocian Fathers as a peculiarly vivid and quotable exponent of the doctrine of God in Trinity. A brilliant orator and accomplished poet, he placed before the Church his interpretation of the sublime mystery of the God revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These five sermons, probably delivered as a series at the small chapel of the Resurrection in Constantinople, where Gregory was the bishop in charge of loyal 'Nicenes,' contain Gregory's profound teaching. The English translation aims to capture for the present-day reader something of the atmosphere of intellectual excitement and spiritual exhilaration experienced by his first listeners. In addition, this work contains a new translation of Gregory's letters to Cledonius, which contain more focused reflections on the person of Jesus Christ, laying the groundwork for later Christology"--BOOK JACKET.

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