Gregory of Nyssa (Gregorios)( rhetorician, the Christian Greek writer)
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Biography Gregory of Nyssa (Gregorios)
Gregory of Nyssa; Gregorios, holy, 333-394 gg. n. e., rhetorician, the Christian Greek writer, one of the Cappadocian Fathers. Born in Caesarea in Cappadocia - the younger brother of Basil. Being self-taught, even in his youth acquired a high philosophical culture and mastered the art of rhetoric. From 372 g. As bishop of Nissa is included in the life of the Church, which played an important role. The rich literary heritage of G. covers the interpretation, writing ascetic, dogmatic, speeches and messages. In terms of form can be distinguished from theological treatises, speeches and letters. Among the dogmatic writings greatest influence on offspring had a great catechism (Logos katechetikos megas); noteworthy as a dialogue with his sister Macrina the soul and the resurrection (Ta Makrinia, . peri psyches kai anastaseos) and a poem, . addressed to the simplicial,
. Most of the works of this group is controversial nature.
Interpretations (egzegezy) refer to the creation of man, the creation of the world, the life of Moses (a significant product, which is usually cited as the Life of Moses), Psalms, prayers, the Lord, the Lord's mercy. Ascetic works, created between about. 372 g. - is about virginity (Peri parthenias), on improving and what should be a Christian (Peri teleiotetos kai hopoion chre einai ton christianon). Theological perspective, we see in 26 letters and 22 speeches, Mr.. Of the works of Mr.. obvious that the author knew perfectly Dam and philosophers of the Platonists, and especially Origen. Special terminology, which Mr.. often uses, also found that he was not alien to the natural sciences and medicine. But his style - weighted and artificial. The natural timidity and impressionability G. were still enhanced educational influence of his brother Basil and sister Macrina. Frail and sickly, he was, however, a good observer and was able to feel the beauty of nature. This beauty, he tried to reflect in their writings.