2021-10-21

Select Orations (Fathers of the Church Patristic Series)

This translation makes available nineteen orations by the fourth-century Cappadocian father Gregory of Nazianzus. Most are appearing here in English for the first time. These homilies span all the phases of Gregory's ecclesiastical career, beginning with his service as a parish priest assisting his father, the elder Gregory, in his hometown of Nazianzus in the early 360s, to his stormy tenure as bishop of Constantinople from 379 to 381, to his subsequent return to Nazianzus and role as interim caretaker of his home church (382-83). Composed in a variety of rhetorical formats such as the lalia and encomium, the sermons treat topics that range from the purely theological to the deeply personal.


Book Details

Book Title: Select Orations (Fathers of the Church Patristic Series)

Book Author: St. Gregory of Nazianzus,Martha Vinson

Book Category: -

ISBN: 0813227690