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Eunome, juif et païen à la fois, à la religion trompeuse

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This chapter makes three comments. First, the assimilation of Eunomius, Jews and Gentiles is suggested, polemically, of course, by a series of allusions and quotations from the Bible, specifically by mentioning figures to establish the genealogy of Eunomius. The second comment is on the pastoral care of Gregory which translates the dogmatic discourse passage in the Contra III Eunomius to a more strictly religious approach. The third shows Gregory of Nyssa pointing out that the orthodoxy of the confession of faith depends on the authenticity of Christianity, and therefore its very identity. Basically, Eunomius is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither Christian, he is a liar - this is certainly a definition of any heretical offshoot of the "father of lies", but there was also a moral criticism, for Christians who let themselves be deceived by the oratory skill of Eunomius. The original text of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: Christians; Contra III Eunomius; Gentiles; Gregory of Nyssa; Jews; religions

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