The Second Concerning the Son. I. Since I have by the power of the Spirit sufficiently overthrown the subtleties and intricacies of the arguments, and already. The Fifth Theological Oration. On the Holy Spirit. I. Such then is the account of the Son, and in this manner He has escaped those who would stone Him, passing. Oration 1 · Oration 2 · Oration 3 · Oration 7 · Oration 8 · Oration 12 · Oration 16 · Oration 18 · Oration 21 · Oration 27 First Theological Oration Oration 28 Second.

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The term “unbegotten” cannot be synonymous with “god” since the latter is a relative term, i. And for grregory reason? The Son is the begotten, and the Holy Ghost is the emission. Wikiquote has quotations related to: The gift of salvation and faith is the common property of all believers, but only some are summoned to the vocation of theologian. For what, says He, is the Will of My Father?

And if these are but myths and fables, as they say in order to escape the shamefulness of the story, what will they say in reference to the dictum that all things are divided into three parts, and that each god presides over a different part of the Universe, having a distinct province as well as a gregoey rank? But this is not the only cause of your error; you also fail to distinguish between the things that are signified.

This, then, is what may be said by one who admits the silence of Scripture. And indeed it is little by little that He is declared by Jesus, as you will learn for yourself if you will read more carefully.

Oration 29, Oratio theologica tertia: As for the gifts that are above these, though more precious because of their rarity, they are secondary because they are not vital, for the things without which one cannot be a Christian are more useful than those accessible to only a few. Gregort substance, the Holy Spirit is either creature of God or God.


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They must be immersed in the Scriptures. He may even have received a measure of assistance from St Jerome and Evagrius Ponticus in their composition.

For since in order to healing there is need of both faith in the patient and power in the Otations, when one of the two failed the other was impossible.

Gregory and his church of the Anastasia were far outnumbered by Christians and pagans who theologicap the confession that Jesus Christ is of one being with the Father. How then could they have admitted that the invisible and separate Nature can be explained by divisible words? Feast of Orthodoxy Intercession of the Theotokos.

What among all things that exist is unoriginate? BQ 26 M45G63 What sort of construction will he put on it? Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, that we might understand the gifts bestowed orxtions us by God. For all this was done by the action of the Begotten, and by the good pleasure of Him That begot Him.

The following passage particularly jumped out at me:.

Boston Collaborative Encyclopedia of Western Theology: Gregory of Nazianzus

The first leads to eternal destruction and includes ofations and speculations. This is what we achieve by fighting for the Word with greater violence than is pleasing to the Word. For if you conceive in this manner of the meaning of To the only wise God, or Who only has Immortality, Dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto, or of to the king of the Ages, immortal, ggregory, and only wise God, then the Son has vanished under or of death, or of darkness, or at any rate condemned to be neither wise nor king, nor invisible, nor God at all, which sums up all these points.

And what marvel is it, that though He entirely escaped, we have been, at any rate in part, overtaken?


There are two distinct types of conduct and purpose. All of these models, however, are unsatisfactory in some way. Greek Wikisource has original text related to this article: Centre for the Study of Gregory of Nazianzus.

Gregory of Nazianzus

In the same way He is Father, not of the Visible, but of the Word; for our Lord was of two Natures; so that one expression is used properly, the other improperly in each of the two cases; but exactly the opposite way theopogical their use in respect of us.

And Truth, as being in nature One and not many for truth is one and falsehood is manifoldand as the pure Seal of the Father and His most unerring Impress.

Cursus Completus Patrologiae Graecae. Thus too, we have an Advocate, Jesus Christ, not indeed prostrating Himself for us before the Father, and falling down before Him in slavish fashion And what about the Dog, now terrestrial, now aquatic, now celestial? But if, when you said twice five or twice seven, I concluded from your words that you meant Ten or Fourteen; or gregoryy, when you spoke of a rational and mortal animal, that you meant Man, should you think me to orayions talking nonsense?

What does this concession amount gregoty John the Theologian the Evangelistand St. He is also one of only three men in the life of the Orthodox Church who have been officially designated “Theologian” by epithet, [5] the other two being St.

Sixthly, let it be asserted that it is written, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do. What are these passages?