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Once again: Gregory of Nyssa on universals

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This essay takes up the contentious issue of Gregory of Nyssa's use of a theory of the universal. It is argued that Gregory, in his trinitarian theology and elsewhere in his thought, employs with remarkable coherence a kind of theory for which the universal is essentially the whole of its individuals (collection theory). For Gregory this is a realistic theory in which the concept of the whole is either entirely detached from that of the individuals (as ousia or hupostasis in his trinitarian t...

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10.1093/jts/fli003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
Oxford college:
Trinity College; Trinity College; Trinity College; Trinity College; Trinity College; Trinity College; Trinity College; TRINITY COLLEGE
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press (OUP)
Journal:
JOURNAL OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES More from this journal
Volume:
56
Issue:
1
Pages:
75-98
Publication date:
2005-04-01
Acceptance date:
2005-01-01
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EISSN:
1477-4607
ISSN:
0022-5185
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
144037
Local pid:
pubs:144037
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2021-07-04

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