Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Herbert Mayer

Scripture References in this Resource

John 6:51-59; 1 Corinthians 11:24; 1 Corinthians 5:7; Exodus 12:46; Exodus 16:16; John 1:29; John 13:23, 28; John 13:30; John 18:28; john 19:14, 31; John 19:33, 36; John 6:11; John 6:14-15; John 6:3; John 6:4; Luke 22:14; Luke 22:19; Mark 14:18; Matthew 26:20; Numbers 9:12


We too have chosen Gregory of Nyssa as the subject for this thesis, in order to trace the concept of Greek paideia as morphosis in his writings. But what about Gregory himself? How much and to what degree was he influenced by earlier writers, Christian and non-Christian? Was Gregory, as some of his contemporaries claimed, interpolating a foreign philosophy into the Bible? Was Jaeger, who devoted most of his later efforts to Gregorian studies, justified in concluding in Humanistische Reden und Vortrage, that Gregory of Nyssa was completely dependent on Plato?

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