Gregorius of Nyssa (Gregory of Nyssa)
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b. between AD 335 and 340 in Caesarea (Cappadocia);

d. shortly after AD 394 in Nyssa (Cappadocia);

eminent Greek Doctor of the Church; became bishop of Nyssa in 372; brother of Basilius [1] of Caesarea.


Among the extant works are a large number of short catechetical (e.g. Lógos katēchētikós ho mégas; Perì parthenías; Perì psychês kaì anastáseōs),…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Gregorius of Nyssa (Gregory of Nyssa)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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