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Bibil Identifier bibil:225456
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Gregory of Nyssa: Homilies on the Song of Songs
Author Norris Jr., Richard A.
Series Society of Biblical Literature. Writings from the Greco-Roman World (Volume: 13)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature XA 600/13
Place 23"00/07"GRENY7Com
Publishing house Society of Biblical Literature
Place Atlanta
ISBN 978-1-58983-105-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages liv Pages
517 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Notes Translated with an Introduction and Notes.
Abstract Gregory of Nyssa’s fifteen homilies on the Song of Songs offer an important resource for the history of Christian biblical exegesis, as well as for the history of Christian ascetical and spiritual teaching, and stand alongside Origen’s commentary on the Song as a source for the later interpretative tradition. In addition to offering the original text and first English translation of all fifteen homilies, Norris provides an analysis of the characteristic themes of Gregory’s ascetical teaching, emphasizes its connection in his mind with the institution of baptism, and stresses the degree to which Gregory sees the teaching of the Song as addressed not to a special class of believers but to any and all Christians. (editor's abstract)
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Gregory of Nyssa
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Song of Songs / Song of Solomon / Canticles
Genres Edition (Original Text)
Modern Translation
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