Gregory of Nyssa's Treatise on the Inscriptions of the Psalms by Ronald E. HeineGregory of Nyssa's Treatise on the Inscriptions of the Psalms by Ronald E. Heine

Gregory of Nyssa's Treatise on the Inscriptions of the Psalms

byRonald E. HeineEditorGregory of Nyssa

Hardcover | October 1, 1995

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Gregory of Nyssa (c.330-395) made important contributions to both theological thought and the understanding of the spiritual life. He was especially significant in adapting the thought of Origen to fourth century orthodoxy. The early treatise on the inscriptions of the Psalms shows the earlystages of the development of Gregory's thought. This book presents the first translation of the treatise in a modern language. The annotations show Gregory's indebtedness to the thought of classical antiquity as well as to the Bible. The Introduction sets forth the structure of Gregory's treatise, and places it in the context of earlierChristian commentaries on the Psalms. It shows how his hermeneutical approach was influenced by both Iamblichus the Neo-Platonist and Origen. Finally, Dr Heine compares Gregory's understanding of the stages of the spiritual life in the treatise with that in his later and more widely known writingson the life of Moses and the Song of Songs.
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Title:Gregory of Nyssa's Treatise on the Inscriptions of the PsalmsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:234 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:October 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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`It has never been translated into a modern language, nor been the subject of a monograph ... Thus Heine's book fills a real gap in the otherwise rich scholarship on Gregory of Nyssa ... We should be grateful to Heine for his valuable addition to the rich harvest of studies on Gregory ofNyssa.'Church History