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Service Or Mastery? 'Theology' In Gregory Of Nyssa's Contra Eunomium II

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This chapter discusses the concept of θεoλoγία in Gregory of Nyssa in light of his use of the title θεoλóγoς in his Contra Eunomium II and in relation to some of his other works, especially CE III and De vita Moysis. Eunomius' theory by which he worships and services human logos, instead of the Divine, is an open violation against the 'theology of John'. As an imitator of the "servants and eyewitnesses of the Word", Gregory desired to share their vision of God: to share in their "knowledge and learning" in order to be a servant of Christ in their order and sequence according to God's will. The akolouthia of the contemplation of the divine nature begins by looking at the oikonomia of incarnation as it is presented in the oikonomia of the Spirit, the God-inspired Scripture.

Keywords: Christ; Contra Eunomium; Gregory of Nyssa; Spirit



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