Oddly enough, he mentions Gregory Thaumaturgus because of Gregory's reputation for performing miracles?
In his Concise History of the Christian World Mission (1978), Kane favorably mentions in reference to Gregory Thaumaturgus that "the transition from paganism to Christianity was facilitated by the widespread use of miracles.
in 238 speaks of Latin as the language not only of the law but also of secondary literature on the law.
The second source is Origen's student Gregory Thaumaturgus
, reports that the laity of Comana had proposed several candidates and had invited Gregory to come for the ordination, but they were unable to come to a consensus until Gregory proposed a certain Alexander.
One of these, who became the fabled missionary in Cappadocia, Gregory Thaumaturgus
, delivered an insightful if somewhat overblown address on Origen's gifts as a teacher.
Influences on early Christianity are evident: Gregory Thaumaturgus
lectured much as did Plotinus.
The veneration of St Gregory Thaumaturgus
could hardly be adequately described without taking account of both, as Dr William Telfer would certainly have pointed out; and monastic stories in Moschus' Pratum also reached Latin monasteries.
This should come as no surprise, since, in his delineation of Origen's school curriculum at Caesarea, Gregory Thaumaturgus
describes dialectic as the first stage of his education with Origen,(8) and the logical part of philosophy, for the Stoics, consisted of rhetoric and dialectic.