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Again: The 38th Letter of Basil of Caesarea as the work of Gregory of Nyssa

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This essay takes up the contentious issue of authorship of "Basil's" Epistle 38. It is argued that its author must be Gregory of Nyssa which is in keeping with the broad scholarly consensus of past decades, but has been challenged recently. While admitting that previous arguments in favour of Gregorian authorship based on theological content have not been wholly persuasive, the present article aims at a demonstration on the basis of lexicographical evidence. It concludes by pointing out that ...

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10.1515/zach.2003.013

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Theology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Zeitschrift fur Antikes Christentum
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
73-90
Publication date:
2003-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1612-961X
ISSN:
0949-9571
URN:
uuid:a6d0399b-9efc-4dea-b530-a008ec786aa1
Source identifiers:
148966
Local pid:
pubs:148966
Language:
German

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