Gregory of Nyssa provides a concise and accessible introduction to the thought of this early church father with new translations of key selections of his writings. Anthony Meredith presents a diverse range of Gregory's writings:
- his contribution to the debates of the period about the nature of God in argument with a form of extreme Arianism
- his discussion of the nature and work of the Holy Ghost, against the so-called 'Spirit fighters'
- his defence of the humanity of Christ against those who denied it (notably Apollinarius)
- the nature of fate and other philosophical issues.
Anthony Meredith is Lecturer in Early Christian Doctrine at Heythrop College, University of London and is a Curate at Farm Street Church in the West end of London. He is the author of The Cappadocians (1995)
'... this is an admirable vademecum for both specialist and non-specialist readers.' - Pauline Allen