RaddeGallwitz, Basil of Caesarea
, Gregory of Nyssa and the Transformation of Divine Simplicity.
According to Basil of Caesarea
, creation preexisted in the mind of God, like the example of an artist who knows the beauty of each part before uniting them according to his creative purpose.
A significant example of the influence of the Nicomachean Ethics appears in a passage from one of the Cappadocian Fathers, Basil of Caesarea
, who in the first homily of his Hexaemeron offers a sort of commentary to Aristotle's partition of theoretical, practical, and productive arts set in a Christian perspective:
Using family and friendship--two concepts that have been much discussed in recent years--the author focuses on networks, as well as on personal and emotional experiences of three eminent fourth-century theologians: the brothers, Basil of Caesarea
and Gregory of Nyssa, and their close friend Gregory of Nazianzus.
Rousseau, Basil of Caesarea
(Berkeley-Los Angeles, 1994);
A new fragment of a homily of Basil of Caesarea
,(4) shows the limitations of restricting the data to papyrus alone, for it is preserved on a limestone ostracon, though written in the same hand and format that one would have expected from a papyrus or parchment.
This is an excellent brief introduction to Basil of Caesarea
Their topics include deification in Jesus' teaching, Clement of Alexandria on trinitarian and metaphysical relationality in the context of deification, Basil of Caesarea
and the Cappadocians on the distinction between essence and energies in God and its relevance to the deification theme, between creation and salvation, and the appropriation of theosis by contemporary Baptist theologians.
Rousseau, Basil of Caesarea
, The Transformation of the Classical Heritage 20 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994).
He deals with Antony the Great, Pachomius, Basil of Caesarea
, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, Palestinian monasticism, including Jerome, Mesopotamian and Syrian monasticism, the desert fathers of Nitria and Scete and their apophthegmata, and Evagrius Ponticus.
Scholars have long recognized that the theological arguments of Basil of Caesarea
, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Gregory of Nyssa against their opponent Eunomius helped to shape the development of Christian orthodoxy, and thus Christian self-definition, in the late fourth-century Roman Empire.
In the East, Basil of Caesarea
and John Chrysostom scorched the lazy with fiery sermons on social justice.
The Text of Matthew in the Writings of Basil of Caesarea
Relying mainly on the letters of Basil of Caesarea
, Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory Nazianzus, with supplementary material from the many studies of city life in Anatolia, Raymond Van Dam studies the impact of Rome on Cappadocia and the role of Greek civic culture in the area.
Basil of Caesarea
(Basil the Great), his brother Gregory of Nyssa and their best friend Gregory of Nazainzus "developed the ideas that would make it possible for conservative Arians and Nicene Christians eventually to fuse.