He has an eye for illuminating quotations: from Gregory of Nyssa
, Augustine of Hippo, Thomas Aquinas, and many others (including Ludwig Wittgenstein's defense of the empty tomb and of the role of love in the making of Easter faith).
The inclusion of two chapters on second-century biblical interpretation ("Apostolic Fathers and Apologists" and "NT Apocrypha and Gnostic Writings") is conspicuous when, at the same time, only passing mention is made of later exegetical giants like Theodore, John Chrysostom, Ambrose, Gregory of Nyssa
, and Theodoret.
As for Nietzsche, the antithesis to him throughout the dogmatica minora is Gregory of Nyssa
, especially in the brief and somewhat disappointing section on eschatology.
Second, Balthasar has written monographs on quite a few other Church Fathers, including Origen, Gregory of Nyssa
, Augustine, Maximus the Confessor, and the sixth-century Syrian monk known later as Dionysius the Areopagite.
Georgen, Frankfurt) in "Poetic Theology and Mysticism" treats Gregory of Nazianzus, and Franz Dunzl (University of Wurzburg) in "The Love of God" covers Gregory of Nyssa
Repeatedly Ramelli returns to two figures, Origen and Gregory of Nyssa
, who, taken together, seem to be the touchstone for her theological analysis.
Thus Gregory of Nyssa
argues that a man with a less developed mind will think that an object is beautiful in its essence and not penetrate deeper.
Several times I found myself admiring his eye for piercing and apt remarks by Gregory of Nyssa
The main sources of his presentation are the Greek Church Fathers, especially Gregory of Nyssa
, and contemporary Orthodox theologians, such as David Bentley Hart.
The reflections of the Eastern Church fathers such as Gregory of Nyssa
and Maximus the Confessor continue CO be significant conversation participants in this area.
It analyzes the varied ways in which an array of saints--including Paul, Irenaeus, Gregory of Nyssa
, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, and John of the Cross--articulate the Christian calling.
Gregory of Nyssa
Episcopal Church in San Francisco.