The fourth-century Christian thinker, Gregory of Nyssa, has been the subject of a huge variety of interpretations over the past fifty years, from historians, theologians, philosophers, and others. In this highly original study, Morwenna Ludlow analyses these recent readings of Gregory of Nyssa and asks: What do they reveal about modern and postmodern interpretations of the Christian past? What do they say about the nature of Gregory's writing? Working thematically
through studies of recent Trinitarian theology, Christology, spirituality, feminism, and postmodern hermeneutics, Ludlow develops an approach to reading the Church Fathers which combines the benefits of traditional scholarship on the early Church with reception-history and theology.
thorough and up-to-date...[a] very rich treatment of Gregory's theology. Anthony Meredith. The Journal of Theological Studies. an ambitious overview of a fascinating subfield in which patristics and systematics interact. Augustine Casiday, Theology Morwenna Ludlow's magnificent and assured book has a clarity and a brilliance that shines on a number of levels. David Jasper, Literature and Theology an important new contribution to scholarship on Gregory Nyssen and the Cappadocian...Ludlow's latest book is a fine work, with conclusions that contribute to both Cappadocian scholarship and the broader field of patristics...a volume that will introduce new students to contemporary interpretations of Gregory and engage many long-time readers with new questions and insights into the method of interpreting patristic texts. Kevin D. Hill, Review of Biblical Literature This is a valuable contribution to the growing scholarship on Gregory of Nyssa. Ilaria Ramelli, Review of Biblical Literature Morwenna Ludlow's magnificent and assured book has a clarity and a brilliance that shines on a number of levels Literature and Theology