Gregory of Nyssa, Homilies on the Beatitudes: An English Version with Commentary and Supporting Studies : Proceedings of the Eighth International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa, Paderborn, 14-18 September 1998

Gregory of Nyssa, Homilies on the Beatitudes: An English Version with Commentary and Supporting Studies : Proceedings of the Eighth International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa, Paderborn, 14-18 September 1998

Gregory of Nyssa, Homilies on the Beatitudes: An English Version with Commentary and Supporting Studies : Proceedings of the Eighth International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa, Paderborn, 14-18 September 1998

Gregory of Nyssa, Homilies on the Beatitudes: An English Version with Commentary and Supporting Studies : Proceedings of the Eighth International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa, Paderborn, 14-18 September 1998

Synopsis

These proceedings present the first English translation of Gregorys Homilies on the Beatitudes by Stuart Hall, accompanied by a thorough commentary by Anthony Meredith, Andreas Spira, Françoise Vinel, Lucas Mateo-Seco, Thomas Böhm, Karl-Heinz Uthemann, Claudio Moreschini, and Robert Wilken. Eight more contributions by Monique Alexandre, Peter Bruns, Judith Kovacs, Salvatore Lilla, Friedhelm Mann, Alden Mosshammer, Elias Moutsoulas, and Lucian Turcescu focus on further general and particular topics of the homilies as their eschatology, the meaning of the word makarios in all of Gregorys works, the notion of justice, and Gregorys Theology of Adoption, as well as their relationship to Syriac theology, Clement of Alexandria, Neoplatonism, and Gregorys Homilies on the Song of Songs. The third and fourth part add ten studies reflecting the present overall state of Gregorian research.

Excerpt

Members of the Eighth International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa came from various lands and universities, conscious of the work which has fallen on Professor Hubertus Drobner in planning and organizing it, and we are grateful to him. Previously such events occurred about four years apart. This time it has taken eight years since we met in St Andrews. We are the more grateful to Professor Drobner and to the University of Paderborn, but for whom the series might have quietly died.

This is now the Eighth Colloquium in the series. It is held eight years after its predecessor, and is considering a collection of eight homilies. Our patron saint, Gregory of Nyssa, began his eighth homily of the collection we are studying with a meditation on the significance of the word 'Eighth': it signifies, he says, life and resurrection. I am sure he would approve if we too take this number as a happy omen, predicting resurrection and life for our studies.

Stuart George HALL, Opening of his inaugural lecture to the Colloquium

The Ninth International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa will meet in Athens, 7–12 September 2000, by invitation of Professor Elias D. Moutsoulas, Department of Theology, Theological Faculty, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University Campus, 15782 Ano Ilissia. Its general theme is appointed to be "Jesus Christ in the Theology of St. Gregory of Nyssa".

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