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Gregory of Nyssa and the Concept of Divine Persons

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ISBN-10: 0195174259

ISBN-13: 9780195174250

Edition: 2004

Authors: Lucian Turcescu

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The concept of personhood is central to a wide range of contemporary issues, ranging from reproductive rights to the death penalty and euthanasia. We may think that the concept of person is a modern discovery. In fact, however, this idea does not originate with our discovery of human rights, consciousness, and individuality. As this study shows, for example, the fourth-century theologian Gregory of Nyssa developed a very sophisticated concept of the person in the context of hisattempts to clarify the paradox of the Trinity - a single God comprising three distinct persons. Turcescu offers the first in-depth analysis of Gregory's writings about the divine persons. Turcescu's work not only…    
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Book details

List price: $58.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 186
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Foreword
The notion of person in antiquity
Philosophical concepts that shaped Gregory of Nyssa's view of the individual
The lesser Trinitarian treatises I : to his brother Peter : on the difference between ousia and hypostasis
The lesser Trinitarian treatises II : to Eustathius : on the holy trinity, to Ablabius : on not three Gods, and to the Greeks : based on the common notions
Against Eunomius and the refutation of the confession of faith of Eunomius
On the holy spirit : against the Macedonians