Gregory of Nyssa and the Grasp of Faith: Union, Knowledge, and Divine Presence
|Author:||Martin Laird (Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University)|
|Series:||Oxford Early Christian Studies|
The first in-depth study of Gregory of Nyssa, this book shows how for Gregory the darkness of faith is what unites the believer with God. Through this union by faith alone, God yet speaks through the deeds and discourse of the believer. While the believer is immersed in the darkness of unknowing, they are also transformed in light. Laird alters the way in which we understand Gregory's mystical theology.