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Gregory of Nyssa on the Creation of the World

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The Church Fathers hold by and large that God created the world from nothing, by an act of will, at a particular time. This is a radical departure from the Greek paradigm that there is no ex nihilo creation; and furthermore, an apparent violation of the causal principle, widely held in antiquity, that 'like causes like'. ... The debate on divine creation [resulting from this disparity] was lively in late antiquity. Gregory of Nyssa (c.335-c.395) is a particularly interesting player in this d...

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
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Marmodoro, A
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Host title:
Divine Powers in Late Antiquity
Chapter number:
11
Publication date:
2017-02-05
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uuid:61655c68-8a5a-4d58-ac60-7950ee59adb6
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633507
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pubs:633507
ISBN-10:
019876720X
ISBN-13:
9780198767206

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