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Published: 29 August 2013

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780199681945

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Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus

Andrew Hofer, O.P.

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • First published book devoted to an overview of the Christology of Gregory of Nazianzus
  • Extensive use of the full range of Gregory's orations, letters, and the poetry usually overlooked in doctrinal study
  • Provides Gregory's 'Theology of the Word', uniting theological and rhetorical approaches to studying Gregory's thought
  • Argues that Gregory's language of mixture, which was later a source of confusion and embarrassment in Christological controversies, expresses some of his own deepest held and pervasive convictions
  • Demonstrates how Gregory, named 'the Theologian' for speaking so well about God, is thoroughly autobiographical in speaking about himself

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