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320 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198715399

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Gregory of Nyssa's Tabernacle Imagery in Its Jewish and Christian Contexts

Ann Conway-Jones

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • Identifies Gregory of Nyssa's biblical sources as well as the influences of both his Alexandrian predecessors (Philo, Clement, and Origen) and his fourth-century context, before comparing the Life to other heavenly-ascent texts
  • Initiates a conversation between two different fields of study: patristics and early Jewish mysticism
  • Includes Jewish texts from Late Antiquity, in order to provide a wide variety of material with which to compare and contrast the tabernacle passage in Life of Moses
  • Compares Gregory's work with other traditions about the heavenly tabernacle/ temple in order to shed new light on his imagery; and the scholarship of these texts is mined for new questions to be asked of Life of Moses