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Apophatic Theology as ‘Reaching out to What Lies Ahead’

Morwenna Ludlow

in Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199280766
eISBN:
9780191712906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280766.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents an overview of Part IV of the book, which extends the discussion of Gregory of Nyssa's concept of epektasis which was begun in Chapter 7. From the perspective of theologians of ... More


Daniélou and the Twentieth‐Century Patristic Renewal

Bernard Pottier

in Ressourcement: A Movement for Renewal in Twentieth-Century Catholic Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199552870
eISBN:
9780191731037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552870.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Gifted with an exceptional temperament, a capacity for hard work, and a bold personality, Cardinal Daniélou published more than 60 books and 200 articles. As a young Jesuit, he founded the Sources ... More


Gregory of Nyssa at the Breast of the Bridegroom

John David Penniman

in Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222760
eISBN:
9780300228007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222760.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the role of nurturance in Gregory of Nyssa’s understanding of the progressive perfection of the soul. Reflecting the social ideology of his time—in which maternity and ... More


Ecclesial Body

Hans Boersma

in Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641123
eISBN:
9780191751066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641123.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 6 (‘Ecclesial Body’) makes clear that the visible church is indispensable but penultimate, since the body of Christ serves the anagogical purpose of salvation in him. In ascensionem Christi ... More


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