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Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern
Ludlow, Morwenna

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007 pp. x + 314. Ä55.00


Description: The fourth-century Christian thinker, Gregory of Nyssa, has been the subject of a huge variety of interpretations over the past fifty years, from historians, theologians, philosophers, and others. In this highly original study, Morwenna Ludlow analyses these recent readings of Gregory of Nyssa and asks: What do they reveal about modern and postmodern interpretations of the Christian past? What do they say about the nature of Gregory's writing? Working thematically through studies of recent Trinitarian theology, Christology, spirituality, feminism, and postmodern hermeneutics, Ludlow develops an approach to reading the Church Fathers which combines the benefits of traditional scholarship on the early Church with reception-history and theology.

Subjects: Early Christian Literature, Literature

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Review by Kevin D. Hill
Published 4/26/2008
Citation: Kevin D. Hill, review of Morwenna Ludlow, Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


Review by Ilaria Ramelli
Published 4/26/2008
Citation: Ilaria Ramelli, review of Morwenna Ludlow, Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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