Loopstra entertains an alternative possibility: later scribes may have compiled these collections, which then became erroneously associated with Jacob of Edessa from a tradition that he had corrected certain patristic texts (e.g., the Orations of Gregory Nazianzen
In the case of Origen, the alleged dichotomy does not take into account his heuristic method, well known and overtly defended by the likes of Athanasius--who regarded (and quoted) Origen as an authority in support of the Nicene faith--and Gregory Nyssen and Gregory Nazianzen
, who deemed Origen's "zetetic" method (i.e., philosophical investigation or zetesis applied to Christian exegesis and theology) the only one admissible in matters left unclarified by Scripture and tradition.
The notes in the theology chapters are somewhat uneven; e.g., in Chapter Four, "Talking about God," sixteen of thirty-seven footnotes refer to ancient Christian sources: Gregory Nazianzen
, Irenaeus, Gregory of Nyssa, John of Damascus, the Apostle Paul.
. These are two great fourth-century Eastern saints who did a lot of serious thinking and teaching about the Trinity.
Gasper highlights, too, the joy in Anselm's writing of God, and uncovers similarities of thoughts in Gregory Nazianzen
; for both, theology is not a dry subject of the mind but a delight.
Norris, Faith Gives Fullness to Reasoning: Tile Five Theological Orations of Gregory Nazianzen
See also Frederick Norris, Faith Gives Fullness to Reasoning: The Five Theological Orations of Gregory Nazianzen
(Leiden: Brill, 1991), p.
Assuming Basil's mantle, he (with Gregory Nazianzen
) routed the Arians at the Ecumenical Council (Constantinople, May-July 381).
Regarding these playwrights as "models for Milton's interrogations" in Samson Agonistes, Wittreich argues both for the importance of Euripides' particular influence upon Milton and for the existence of a broader Euripidean tradition in sacred drama, traceable through Seneca to such works as the Christos Paschon (attributed by Milton to Gregory Nazianzen
) and Hugo Grotius' Christus Patiens.
(329-89), who helped to formulate the church's teaching on the Trinity; and St.
It is not difficult to see that metrical considerations would lead one to avoid the polysyllabic name of Constantinople: and, indeed, the use of [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] for Constantinople is used in verse as early as Gregory Nazianzen
.(16) The case of Michael Psellos (apart from its being both late and belonging to a period of growing hostility between Old and New Rome) is (if genuine: see n.
Though Milton's art can hardly be indebted to the laborious Poemata Arcana (Mystic Poems) of Gregory Nazianzen
, the first of these may have given him the courage to invoke the Holy Spirit: