Against Eunomius: St. Basil the Great: Works and legacy: Against Eunomius defends the deity of the Son against an extreme Arian thinker, and On the Holy Spirit. Book Review / Against Eunomius. Against Eunomius. St. Basil of Caesarea. Translated by Mark DelCogliano and Andrew Radde-Gallwitz. Washington, D.C.: . The bulk of this chapter deals with the issue of divine relationality in the two treatises mentioned in the chapter title. As corollaries to this, I also study what I call.

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Wherein is a partial inquiry into the nature of the world, and a more minute exposition of the things which preceded the genesis of man. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The teaching of the Anomoean school, led by Aetius and Eunomius, starting from the conception of God as Creator, argued that between the Creator and created there could be no essential, but at best only a moral, resemblance. Inthe emperor Theodosius, who had demanded a declaration of faith from all party leaders, punished Eunomius for continuing to teach his distinctive doctrines, by banishing him to Halmyris in Scythia Minor.

A passing repetition of the teaching of the Church.

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Instead of baptizing in the name of the Trinity by immersing the person in water thrice, he baptized in the death of Christ with only one immersion. The fifth book promises to speak of the words contained in the saying of the Apostle Peter, but delays their exposition.


He has no reason for distinguishing a plurality of beings in the Trinity. Why man’s form is upright; and that hands were given him because of reason; wherein also is a speculation on the difference of souls.

CHURCH FATHERS: Against Eunomius (Gregory of Nyssa)

Why man is destitute of natural weapons and covering. On the Baptism of Christ. He afterwards resided at Chalcedon and at Caesarea in Cappadocia, from which he was expelled by the inhabitants for writing against their bishop Basil.

He then explains the phrase of S. On the Soul and the Resurrection. And he closes his book with showing him to be Antichrist.

Publications Pages Publications Pages. His Teaching on the Holy Trinity. On the Making of Man. What was the againts in Paradise, and what was the forbidden tree?

Against Eunomius by Gregory of Nyssa

About Gregory of Nyssa. The ninth book declares that Eunomius’ account of the Nature of God is, up to a certain point, well stated. Thus, a againxt is both the name of a person and also points to a son—a reality that is different from the father but has the same nature. Basil, and his lurking revilings and insults. Gregory then makes an explanation at length touching the eternal Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Please login or register to save highlights and make annotations.

Collin Coffee rated it it was amazing Jun 04, That the form of man was framed to serve as an instrument for the use of reason.

An examination of the question where the ruling principle is to be considered to reside; wherein also is a discussion of tears and laughter, and a physiological speculation as to the inter-relation of matter, nature, and mind.

Several ways of controverting his quibbling syllogisms. He proceeds to show that the language used by the great Basil on the subject of the generation of the Only-begotten has been grievously slandered by Eunomius, and so ends the book. That the resurrection is not beyond probability. The blasphemy of these heretics is worse than the Jewish unbelief. Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.


In his concept of divine relations, Gregory of Nyssa does not differ significantly from such patristic predecessors as the Alexandrian theologians Origen, Dionysius, Alexander, Athanasius or his brother, Basil of Caesarea.

The sixth book shows that He Who came for man’s salvation funomius not a mere man, as Eunomius, falsely slandering him, affirmed that the great Basil had said, but the Only-begotten Son of God, putting on human flesh, and becoming a mediator between God and man, on Whom we believe, as subject to suffering in the flesh, but impassible in His Godhead; and demonstrates the calumny of Eunomius. An examination of the kindred of mind to nature: Discussion as to the exact nature of the ‘energies’ which, this man declares, ‘follow’ the being of the Father and of the Son.

Against Eunomius

He next marvellously overthrows the unintelligible statements of Eunomius which assert that the essence of the Father is not euhomius or divided, and does not become anything else. The sect maintained a separate existence for some time, but gradually fell away owing to internal divisions. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

He offers no demonstration that it is so. Objections to it in detail. Gregory of Nyssa and the Concept of Divine Persons. Then, distinguishing between essence and generation, he declares the empty and frivolous language of Eunomius to be like a rattle.

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