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Translation and Interpretation of Gregory Nazianzus' Oration 38 "On the Theophany of Christ"

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dc.contributor.advisor Heckenlively, Timothy
dc.contributor.author Forsythe, Lance
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. en_US
dc.contributor.other Dr. Brent Froberg en_US
dc.date.copyright 2012-05-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8358
dc.description.abstract Gregory Nazianzus, one of the three Cappadocian Fathers, was an important pillar of the early Orthodox Church and continues to be a major contributor to Trinitarian theology. The foundation of this thesis is a translation of Gregory’s Oration 38 and thoroughly explores the context, interpretations, and cultural significance of the oration; it also affords insight into Gregory’s canon as a whole. The work argues the benefits to be gained from studying Gregory’s texts through the lens of festal anamnesis and mimesis – literary devices that enhance his call for reform in the present era. Although Gregory intended for his congregation to serve as his primary audience, the methods presented in his works are still applicable to today’s church practices. en_US
dc.rights Baylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Festal Anamnesis in Gregory Nazianzus' Orations en_US
dc.subject Festal Mimesis in Gregory Nazianzus' Orations en_US
dc.title Translation and Interpretation of Gregory Nazianzus' Oration 38 "On the Theophany of Christ" en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department Other en_US
dc.contributor.schools honors college en_US


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