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Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God: In Your Light We Shall See Light (Oxford Studies in Historical Theology)

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Gregory of Nazianzus (329-390 CE), "the Theologian," is the premier teacher on the Holy Trinity in Eastern Christian tradition, yet for over a century historians and theologians have largely neglected his work.
Christopher Beeley's groundbreaking study -- the first comprehensive study in modern Western scholarship -- examines Gregory's doctrine of the Trinity within the fu
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2008)
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Amy Hughes
Nov 18, 2013 Amy Hughes rated it really liked it
It's always a delight to marinate in all that is the poet-theologian Gregory of Nazianzus. He's the kind of theologian people don't realize that they would enjoy reading. He is known for his direct and clear articulation of difficult concepts and loses himself easily in the mysteries he finds in Scripture. Beeley offers an excellent introduction and an emphasis on his theology in a more sustained way that I appreciated. While I think he tips to scales too much on what is owed to Origen and not ...more
Jacob Aitken
Christopher Beeley gives a fine summary and exposition of Gregory's key orations. Beeley argues that Knowledge of God is a two-fold dialectic of purification and illumination. Our knowledge of God is intimately rooted in who God is. In the sense of God’s grandeur, he cannot be fully known or mastered (95). God isn’t different from us in degree, but kind. He is fully beyond time and space (Or. 2.5; 76).

Gregory’s epistemology: anything that can be understood, and all language, is mentally ‘embodie
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Tyson Guthrie
Aug 01, 2011 Tyson Guthrie rated it it was amazing
An excellent treatment of Gregory's pastoral theology as it relates to the knowledge of God as Trinity.
Dan
Jul 09, 2012 Dan rated it really liked it
This book presents the field of scholarship on Gregory of Nazianzus in a rather negative light, but has great summaries of research of the past 50 years. Helpful resource
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