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DBH and Tony Golsby-Smith on St Gregory of Nyssa (part 2)

Part 2 has dropped!

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“All those whose minds are on the heavens become partakers of the Holy Spirit, transposing their lives from the earth to heaven and living in the upper room of the celestial state”

David always gives the most joyful meaning to feasts, tuning his dulcet harp to the require­ments of the festival. So let this same prophet delight us on the great feast of Pentecost, too, picking out the melody of wisdom on … Continue reading

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DBH on St Gregory of Nyssa

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Creation, Theodicy, and the Problem of Evil

by Robert F. Fortuin This essay sets forth the claim that the absolute freedom of God’s act of creation informs the nature and meaning of evil. Because God created the universe without prior constraint or necessity, His moral nature and … Continue reading

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Analogous Predication in Gregory of Nyssa’s ‘Contra Eunomium’

by Robert Fortuin There is a similarity of names between things human and things divine, revealing nevertheless underneath this sameness a wide difference of meanings.1 … what we can easily perceive, it describes by terms well-worn in human use, facts … Continue reading

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Division of Being in St Gregory of Nyssa’s ‘Contra Eunomium’

by Robert F. Fortuin The ultimate division of all that exists is made by the line between ‘created’ and ‘uncreated,’ the one being regarded as a cause of what has come into being, the other as coming into being thereby. … Continue reading

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St. Gregory of Nyssa–Teacher of Eternal Damnation?

by C. T. Cohen One reader of Eclectic Orthodoxy has brought up two passages from St. Gregory of Nyssa’s work De Infantibus Praemature Abreptis (On Infant’s Early Deaths). On the face of it, one of these two sections may suggest … Continue reading

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“Once through death we fell away from life, now it is by life that death is destroyed”

The true Sabbath rest, the one which received God’s benediction, in which the Lord rested from his own works by keeping Sabbath for the world’s salvation in the inactivity of death, has now reached its goal and has displayed its … Continue reading

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