St. Gregory of Nyssa

Saint Gregory of Nyssa (nĬs´ə), d. 394?, Cappadocian theologian; brother of St. Basil the Great and his successor as champion of orthodoxy. He became bishop of Nyssa in Cappadocia in 371, was removed in 376, and was restored in 378. He was prominent in the First Council of Constantinople (see Constantinople, First Council of). His fame rests on his theological works, most of which were controversial, against Eunomius, Apollinarians, and against the teachings of Jews and pagans (Oratio catechetica). Feast: Mar. 9.

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Universal Salvation: Eschatology in the Thought of Gregory of Nyssa and Karl Rahner
Morwenna Ludlow.
Oxford University Press, 2000
Gregory of Nyssa and the Grasp of Faith: Union, Knowledge, and Divine Presence
Martin Laird.
Oxford University Press, 2004
Gregory of Nyssa
Anthony Meredith.
Routledge, 1999
Ascetical Works
Virginia Woods Callahan; Saint Gregory of Nyssa.
Catholic University of America Press, 1967
The Life of Moses
Abraham J. Malherbe; Everett Ferguson; Gregory of Nyssa.
Paulist Press, 1978
St. Gregory Thaumaturgus: Life and Works
Michael Slusser; Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus.
Catholic University of America Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: "On the Life and Wonders of Our Father among the Saints, Gregory the Wonderworker" by Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa begins on p. 41
Catholicism: A Study of Dogma in Relation to the Corporate Destiny of Mankind
Henri de Lubac.
Sheed and Ward, 1958
Librarian’s tip: Contains multiple excerpts by Gregory of Nyssa
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