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Corpus Christianorum
Lingua Patrum (CCLP 2)
K. Demoen
Pagan and Biblical Exempla in Gregory Nazianzen
A Study in Rhetoric and Hermeneutics

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498 p., 155 x 245 mm, 1996
ISBN: 978-2-503-50481-0
Languages: Greek, English
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The Greek Church Father Gregory Nazianzen (ca.330-390) is famous for being an exponent of the fusion of Hellenism and Christianity. In the Byznatine tradition, he was called the Christian Demosthenes, but he was also provided with the epithet of the Theologian. This book examines the reception of both pagan and biblical traditions in Gregory's oeuvre, more specifically in the exempla (Gr. paradeigmata) that present mythological, historical and biblical characters and events. This reception is placed within the broader framework of the overall interaction between poetics, rhetoric and theology in the developing Christianity of Late Antiquity.

"Au total, un livre indispensable." (Vincent Déroche, Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Filologie en Geschiedenis, t.77, n°4, 1999, p. 1191-1192)

Series Branch:
Corpus Christianorum
Corpus Christianorum Texts and Studies
Lingua Patrum
Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Christian Theology & Theologians
Eastern Fathers
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies
Greek language
Byzantine Greek language

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