Gregory Nazianzen

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(Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies

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(56) This notion was echoed by Basil's close friend Gregory of Nazianzus: "The world-creating Mind in His vast thoughts also mused upon the patterns of the world which he made up, upon the cosmos which was produced only afterwards, but which for God even then was present." (57) In his turn Dionysius the Areopagite wrote that the exemplars of everything preexist as a transcendent unity within the Cause and produce the essences of things.
Almost 300 years went by before Pope Pius V added to these "Western" doctors four counterparts from the East: Saints Athanasius (295-373), Basil the Great (330-379), Gregory of Nazianzus (330-390), and John Chrysostom (345-407).
He carefully assesses how the concept functioned rhetorically in dialogue with pagan writers and with other Christians, particularly heretics, especially in the writings of Athanasius and Gregory of Nazianzus. Christiansen acknowledges that Maximus the Confessor held a view of theosis as perichoresis (skillfully analyzed by Elena Vishnevskaya, 132-45), which "moves from a spiritual relationship of communion in Christ to a mystical state of union," "which in the end tends to blur, but not collapse, the essential distinction between Creator and creation" (27), a move made by none in the Hebrew tradition.
The evidence he evinces for this in the very early period seems sound enough, incorporating Pliny the Elder, Plutarch and Gregory of Nazianzus. However, he leaps unconcernedly thence to Bernard of Clairvaux, seemingly ignoring the 700-odd years in between.
Abstract: For Saint Gregory of Nazianzus the Christian fight for purification and holiness is a true place of communion that is inscribed in the dynamics of existence.
Gregory of Nazianzus was one of the most important figures in early Christianity.
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.
Gregory of Nazianzus; the peaceableness of working with "t e disabled" as revealed in L'Arche; and the "haunting possibility that Christians can "make a constructive contribution to the development of radical-democratic alternatives." Coles contributes eight exceptional chapters that include three letters written to Stanley during the development of the book and significant interactions with Cornel West, Ella Baker, Sheldin Wolin, Rowan Williams, and Jean Vanier.
Even with his best efforts to ignore the ecclesiastical celebrities and to understand the masses, MacMullen still falls back on details from the well-documented careers of Augustine, Ambrose, and Gregory of Nazianzus. Perhaps to help his readers draw generalizations and avoid invoking popular images of well-known figures, he tends to avoid calling famous bishops or councils by name, sending the curious reader scrambling through his endnotes to verify identities.
Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus and Gregory of Nyssa, three bishops from Cappadocia, developed a more subtle defence of the Nicene position.
In the fifty-nine letters that we still have from him (there seem to have been at least two hundred epistles originally), he quotes Gregory of Nazianzus ("the Theologian," d.
Much of his work has focused on Hellenistic poetry (especially that of Callimachus); he has also written on Babrius, Gregory of Nazianzus, Ovid, Juvenal, and Colluthus and has investigated linguistic usage, theophany, the relationship of the Cynics to early Christianity, polar bears in antiquity, and E.M.