Divi Gregorii, episcopi Nysseni, fratris Basilii Magni, opera quae adipisci licuit omnia
Gregory of Nyssa, Saint.

Basil: [Nicolus Episcopius the Younger], 1562. The most complete Latin translation of the works of Saint Gregory to its date, the first translated by Laurentius Sifanus, who went on to do an edition of the works of Bulgarian archbishop Theophylactus de Achrida. (Very little is known about Sifanus beyo Large woodcut device on title, woodcut printer's device on verso of last leaf. Woodcut historiated intials throughout. Covers somewhat soiled and stained. Intermittent light foxing and toning. Two ownership stamps on title-page, plus another owner's pencil signature. Ink signature and bookplate of an additional owner on front pastedown (all of these of varying ages), a few cases of old ink underscoring. Overall a very good copy in an attractive binding Contemporary pigskin over wooden boards, coves elaborately tooled in blind, using roll-tools. With three of four brass catches on covers, but clasps lacking. Free endpapers also lacking. Folio. [8], 600, [28, index] pp (Item ID: 16395)


Gregory of Nyassa (c. 335-c.395), who was born in Asia Minor, was an erudite theologian who made significant contributions to the doctrine of the Trinity and the Nicene Creed. His theology was strongly influenced by Origen. "The most important of his theological writings is his large Catechesis, or Oratio Catechetica, an argumentative defence in forty chapters of Catholic teaching as against Jews, heathens, and heretics. The most extensive of his extant works is his refutation of Eunomius in twelve books, a defence of St. Basil against that heretic, and also of the Nicene Creed against Arianism; this work is of capital importance in the history of the Arian controversy" (Catholic Encyclopedia). He also wrote on Christian life and conduct.

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