St. Gregory the Theologian – Theological Orations

THO 6382 Foundational Texts in Eastern Christian Theology (Fall 2011 – Rev. Dr. Andriy Chirovsky)

  • Oration 27, Oratio theologica prima. Adversus Eunomianos praevia dissertio [First Theological Oration. An Initial Refutation of the Eunomians].
  • Oration 28, Oratio theologica secunda: de theologia. [Second Theological Oration. On the Nature of Theology].
  • Oration 29, Oratio theologica tertia: de Filio [Third Theological Oration. On the Son].
  • Oration 30, Oratio theologica quarta: de Filio II [Fourth Theological Oration. Second Oration on the Son].
  • Oration 31, Oratio theologica quinta: de Spiritu Sancto [Fifth Theological Oration. On the Holy Spirit].

Primary Resources: Greek

Migne, J. P., ed. Cursus Completus Patrologiae Graecae. Volume 36. Paris. 1857.
SPU Library: BQ 310 M34 1857 – 36

Primary Resources: English

Browne, C.G. & Swallow, J.E. (eds.), Gregory of Nazianzus. The Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers, 2nd series, Vol. 7 (Oxford/New York, 1894; repr. T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1989). See pages 185-498.
SPU Library: BQ 354 S44S33 1956 7

Gregory of Nazianzus
Online: Christian Classic Ethereal Library (http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf207.html) (accessed July 28, 2011)

Mason, A.J. The Five Theological Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus. Cambridge, 1899

Norris, F. W. Faith Gives Fullness to Reasoning: The Five Theological Orations of S. Gregory Nazianzen. Translated by F. Williams & L. Wickham. Leiden, 1991.
SPU Library: BQ 25 P45W381 1987- 13

Secondary Sources

Bernardi, J. S. Grégoire de Nazianze: Le théologien et son temps. Paris: Éditions du Cerf, 1995.
SPU Library: BQ 1428 B47S25 1995

Bouteneff, P. “St. Gregory Nazianzen and the Two-Nature Christology.” St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly 38:3 (1994): 255-270
SPU Library: PER BX 1 S34

Bradshaw, Rob. “Gregory of Nazianzus.”
Online: Early Church Website. (http://www.earlychurch.org.uk/gregorynaz.php) (accessed April 4, 2005)

Centre for the Study of Gregory of Nazianzus.
Online: Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) (http://nazianzos.fltr.ucl.ac.be) (accessed April 4, 2005)

Daley, Brian (ed.). Gregory Nazianzen. Early Church Fathers. London: Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd., 2005.

Egan, J.P. “Primal Cause and Trinitarian Perichoresis in Gregory Nazianzen’s Oration.” Acts of the 11th International Patristics Conference, Oxford, 1991. Studia Patristica 27. Edited by E.A. Lawrence. Louvain: Peeters, 1993.
SPU Library: BQ 11 I58S68 1957 – 27

Egan, J.P. “Towards Trinitarian Perichoresis: St. Gregory the Theologian, Oration 31.14.” Greek Orthodox Theological Review 39:1-2 (1994): 83-93.
SPU Library: PER BX 1 G64

Egan, J.P. “Aitos (Author), Aitia (Cause), and Arche (Origin): Synonyms in Selected Texts of Gregory Nazianzen.” Acts of the 12th International Patristics Conference, Oxford, 1995. Studia Patristica 32. Edited by E.A. Lawrence. Louvain: Peeters, 1997.
SPU Library: BQ 11 I58S68 1957 – 32

Ellverson, A. “The Dual Nature of Man: A Study in the Theological Anthropology of Gregoryof Nazianzus.” Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Studia Doctrinae Christianae 21. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1981.
SPU Library: BR 45 S88U68 1964 – 21

Frank, G.L.C. “The Incomprehensibility of God in the Theological Orations of St. Gregory the Theologian and Its Implications for Contemporary Debate about the Fatherhood of God.” Greek Orthodox Theological Review 39:1-2 (1994): 95-107.
SPU Library: PER BX 1 G64

Kiefer, James E. “Gregory of Nazianzus.”
Online: Biographical Sketches of Memorable Christians of the Past Website. (http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/155.html) (accessed July 28, 2011)

Lim, R. “Polypragmosyne and Mysterion in Gregory the Theologian’s Orations 27-31: Knowledge and Community in Late Antique Constantinople.” Greek Orthodox Theological Review 39:1-2 (1994): 165-179.
SPU Library: PER BX 1 G64

Louth, Andrew. “St. Gregory the Theologian and St. Maximus the Confessor: The Shaping of Tradition.” In The Making and Re-Making of Christian Doctrine: Essays in Honour of Maurice Wiles, edited by S. Coakley and D.A. Pailin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.
SPU Library: BR 50 W55M25C6 1993

McGuckin, John A. “Perceiving Light From Light in Light: The Trinitarian Theology of St. Gregory the Theologian.” Greek Orthodox Theological Review 39:1 (1994): 7-32.
SPU Library: PER BX 1 G64

McGuckin, John A. “The Vision of God in St. Gregory of Nazianzen.” Acts of the 12th International Patristics Conference, Oxford, 1995. Studia Patristica 32. Edited by E.A. Lawrence. Louvain: Peeters, 1997.
SPU Library: BQ 11 I58S68 1957 – 32

McGuckin, John A. St. Gregory of Nazianzus: An Intellectual Biography. Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2001.
SPU Library: BQ 1428 M24S25 2001

Meijering, E.P. “The Doctrine of the Will and of the Trinity in the Orations of Gregory Nazianzen.” In God Being History. Amsterdam: North Holland, 1975.
SPU Library: BQ 26 M45G63 1975

Noble, T.A. “Paradox in Gregory of Nazianzen’s Doctrine of the Trinity.” Acts of the 11th International Patristics Conference, Oxford, 1991. Studia Patristica 27. Edited by E.A. Lawrence. Louvain: Peeters, 1993.
SPU Library: BQ 11 I58S68 1957 – 27

Rogich, D.M. “The Development of a Theologian According to St. Gregory the Theologian.” Greek Orthodox Theological Review 39:1 (1994): 63-81.
SPU Library: PER BX 1 G64

Tsichlis, S.P. “The Nature of Theology in the Theological Orations of St. Gregory of Nazianzus.” Diakonia 16:3 (1981): 238-246.
SPU Library: PER BQX 5402 D53 1966 – 16

Wesche, K.P. “The Union of God and Man in Jesus Christ in the Thought of Gregory of Nazianzus.” St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly 28 (1984): 83-98.
SPU Library: PER BX 1 S34

Winslow, Donald F. The Dynamics of Salvation: A Study in Gregory of Nazianzus. Cambridge: Philadelphia Patristic Foundation, 1979.
SPU Library: BQ 25 P38M65 1975

Encyclopedic References

Catholic Encyclopedia (1910), s.v. “St. Gregory of Nazianzus.”
Online: New Advent Website. (http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07010b.htm) (accessed July 28, 2011).

Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia (online), s.v. “Gregory Nazianzus.”
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Nazianzus) (accessed July 28, 2011).

 

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