Loopstra entertains an alternative possibility: later scribes may have compiled these collections, which then became erroneously associated with Jacob of Edessa from a tradition that he had corrected certain patristic texts (e.g., the Orations of Gregory Nazianzen
See, e.g., Gregory Nazianzen
's "Oration on Holy Baptism," http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/310240.htm.
Of Chrysostom and Basil, she says, "you praised" or "you upraised" them; of others (Heliodorus, Synesius, Gregory of Nazianzen
), "we both praised [them]" (11.
In the case of Origen, the alleged dichotomy does not take into account his heuristic method, well known and overtly defended by the likes of Athanasius--who regarded (and quoted) Origen as an authority in support of the Nicene faith--and Gregory Nyssen and Gregory Nazianzen
, who deemed Origen's "zetetic" method (i.e., philosophical investigation or zetesis applied to Christian exegesis and theology) the only one admissible in matters left unclarified by Scripture and tradition.
90rb: <<De inde sequentur quedam sententie grecorum doctorum>>, and then there can be read some texts by Gregory of Nazianzen
, John Chrysostom, and Eusebius of Caesarea (68).
They comprise brief extracts from the works of Basil the Great, selections from the Epigrams of Gregory Nazianzen
and Gregory of Nyssa's Letter 19 ('To a certain John on certain subjects, especially on the way of life and the character of his sister Macrina'), The Life of Macrina and On the Soul and the Resurrection (a dialogue between Macrina and Gregory in which she assumes the role of a teacher).
. These are two great fourth-century Eastern saints who did a lot of serious thinking and teaching about the Trinity.
She also presents selected letters, many excerpted, by Basil and Gregory Nazianzen
that cast light on Gregory's life, work, and writings.
See also Frederick Norris, Faith Gives Fullness to Reasoning: The Five Theological Orations of Gregory Nazianzen
(Leiden: Brill, 1991), p.
Unlike a British colonialist, the God of Nazianzen
does not push out or erase a frontier, but crosses it.
(18) For the terminology ([TEXT NO REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), Gregory of Nazianzen
, Orationes, XVIII.
Though Gregory Nazianzen
had shown that literary epigrams (of a sort) could indeed be written on Christian subjects, Agathias and his friends were writing in an essentially secular form.