The Brill Dictionary of Gregory of Nyssa


The Brill Dictionary of Gregory of Nyssa is the fruit of wide-ranging collaboration between experts in Philology, Philosophy, History and Theology. These scholars shared the desire to develop a comprehensive reference work that would help attract more people to the tudy of the 'Father of Fathers' and assist them in their work. Gregory of Nyssa's thought is at once quintessentially classic and modern, as it speaks directly to the contemporary reader. As interest in Gregory has increased along with the number of works devoted to him, the need for a comprehensive introduction and bibliographical reference work has arisen. In order to meet this need, more than forty scholars from various disciplines and perspectives have contributed to this work. In two hundred articles, the Brill Dictionary of Gregory of Nyssa provides a symphonic vision of the studies on Gregory of Nyssa and his thought.
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Biographical Note

Lucas Francisco Mateo-Seco, Ph.D (1969) in Theology (Angelicum, Rome), is Professor Emeritus of Dogmatic Theology of the University of Navarre (Spain). His publications, the results of 40 years of work, cover the entire spectrum of Gregory of Nyssa's thought.
Giulio Maspero, Ph.D. (1999, 2003) in Physics (Milan, Italy) and in Theology (Pamplona, Spain), is presently Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome). He has published on Gregory of Nyssa's Trinitarian doctrine.

Review Quotes

...will certainly become a standard resource for students at all levels. [...] Gregory’s reputation has grown greatly in the last hundred-odd years, in large measure owing to the labours of editors and interpreters such as those who have contributed to this volume. For those labours the rest of us theologians and historians of ideas ought to be grateful.'
L. R. W1CKHAM, Journal of Theological Studies October 2012

'Réalisé par 43 auteurs qui ont rédigé quelque 240 articles, ce dictionnaire servira non seulement à l’étude de Grégoire de Nysse mais également à celle de la théologie et de l’exégèse du quatrième siècle, comme aussi de l’arrière-plan philosophique et culturel des Cappadociens.'

Paul-Hubert Poirier, Laval théologique et philosophique

Table of contents

Tamara Aptsiauri; David L. Balás; Thomas Böhm; Giampietro Dal Toso; Tina Dolidze; Scot Douglass; Volker Henning Drecoll; Hubertus R. Drobner; Juan Antonio Gil Tamayo; Christopher Graham; Stuart G. Hall; Manfred Hauke; Lenka Karfikova; Ekaterina Kiria; Tamaz Kochlamazashvili; Janusz Krolikowski; Marcello La Matina; Martin Laird; Johan Leemans; Jean Paul Lieggi; Morwenna Ludlow; Pierre Maraval; Giorgio Maturi; Anthony Meredith; Manuel Mira; Alden A. Mosshammer; Elias Moutsoulas; Józef Naumowicz; Ari Ojell; Igor Pochoshajew; Ilaria Ramelli; Adolf Martin Ritter; Juan Ignacio Ruiz Aldaz; Manlio Simonetti; Warren Smith; Torstein Tollefsen; Lucian Turcescu; Raymond Winling; Johannes Zachhuber.


All those interested in Patristics, in Theology and in Philosophy, both at a general and at a specialized level.


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