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Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Volume V: Gregory of Nyssa: Dogmatic Treatises, etc.

The Early Church Fathers is one of the most important collections of historical, philosophical and theological writings available in English to the student of the Christian Church. These documents provide the most comprehensive witness to the development of Christianity and Christian thought during the period immediately following the Apostolic Era.

Contents of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series V

Gregory of Nyssa

Against Eunomius

Answer to Eunomius’ Second Book

On the Holy Spirit, against the Followers of Macedonius

On the Holy Trinity, and of the Godhead of the Holy Spirit

On “Not Three Gods”

On the Faith

On Virginity

On Infants’ Early Deaths

On Pilgrimages

On the Making of Man

On the Soul and the Resurrection

The Great Catechism

Funeral Oration on Meletius

On the Baptism of Christ


Author Bios

Philip Schaff

Philip Schaff

Philip Schaff (1819–1893) was one of the most distinguished church historians who ever lived. He was educated at Tübingen, Halle, and Berlin, and was professor of church history and biblical literature at German Reformed Theological Seminary. When the Civil War forced the seminary to close, Schaff moved to Union Theological Seminary. Schaff had an enormous influence on German Reformed churches in America, and he wrote History of the Christian Church, Creeds of Christendom, and The Principal of Protestantism.

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Gregory of Nyssa

St. Gregory of Nyssa (c 335 – after 394) was a Christian bishop and saint. He was a younger brother of Basil the Great and a good friend of Gregory of Nazianzus. His significance has long been recognized in the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Catholic and Roman Catholic branches of Christianity. Some historians identify Theosebia the deaconess as his wife, others hold that she, like Macrina the Younger, was actually a sister of Gregory and Basil.

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