Gregory of Nyssa

Gregory of Nyssa
   Theologian; saint; one of the "Cappadocian Fathers," along with his brother Basil the Great and Gregory of Nazianzos (qq.v.). Appointed bishop of Nyssa (qq.v.) in 371, he was removed on false charges for two years (376-378), returning only after the death of Valens (q.v.). He defended Orthodoxy against Arianism (qq.v.) at the Council of Constantinople (q.v.) in 381, but he is remembered chiefly as a theologian of great originality. He wrote on topics ranging from the Trinity to the Resurrection, in addition to polemics against heretics like those who followed Eunomios (q.v.).

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  • Gregory of Nyssa — [nis′ə] (A.D. 335? 394?); Gr. theologian & bishop in Cappadocia: his day is March 9: brother of Saint Basil …   English World dictionary

  • Gregory of Nyssa — Infobox Saint name=Saint Gregory of Nyssa birth date=c 335 death date=after 394 feast day= March 9 (Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism) January 10 (Eastern Christianity, Lutheranism) June 14 and July 19 (Anglicanism) venerated in=Anglicanism Eastern… …   Wikipedia

  • Gregory of Nyssa — (c. 330–c. 395)    Bishop, Mystic, Theologian and Saint.    Gregory was the younger brother of St basil and St macrina. Initially he became a teacher of rhetoric, but then he joined his brother’s community and was consecrated Bishop of Nyssa. He… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Gregory of Nyssa, Saint — • Bishop, one of the Cappadocian Fathers, d. after 385 or 386 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Gregory of Nyssa, Saint — born с 335, Caesarea, Cappadocia, Asia Minor died с 394; feast day March 9 Eastern Orthodox theologian and mystic. Initially a teacher of rhetoric, he turned to religion under the influence of his brother, Basil the Great, and was consecrated… …   Universalium

  • GREGORY OF NYSSA, ST. —    one of the Fathers of the Greek Church, brother of St. Basil, and bishop of Nyssa, in Cappadocia; he was distinguished for his zeal against the Arians, and was banished from his diocese at the instance of the Emperor Valens, who belonged to… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Gregory of Nyssa,Saint — Gregory of Nys·sa (nĭsʹə), Saint. A.D. 335? 394?. Eastern theologian and church father who led the conservative faction during the Trinitarian controversy of the fourth century. * * * …   Universalium

  • Gregory of Nyssa — biographical name Saint circa 335 circa 394 Eastern church father …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gregory of Nyssa — /nis euh/ Saint, A.D. c330 395?, Christian bishop and theologian in Asia Minor (brother of Saint Basil). * * * …   Universalium

  • GREGORY OF NYSSA — (330 395)    one of the so called CAPPADOCIAN FATHERS and notable CHRISTIAN philosopher and theologian strongly influenced by PLATO and ORIGEN. He was a defender of the NICENE CREED and CHRISTIAN ORTHODOXY …   Concise dictionary of Religion

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