Theodoret's theologian : assessing the origin and significance of Gregory of Nazianzus’ title
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This study addresses the lack of critical analysis on Gregory of Nazianzus’ title of ‘the Theologian’. In doing so it addresses two areas: the origin of the title in the Address to Marcian, and the significance of its attribution to Gregory by Theodoret of Cyrrhus. Alongside Theodoret, this study takes account of a range of usages in Christian and non-Christian authors in order to argue that the title was attributed to Gregory as part of a pre-existing Christian response encompassing Moses, John and the prophets and pagan theologians such as Orpheus and Homer.
Langworthy , O B 2019 , ' Theodoret's theologian : assessing the origin and significance of Gregory of Nazianzus’ title ' Journal of Ecclesiastical History , vol. 70 , no. 3 , pp. 455-471 . https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022046918001951
Journal of Ecclesiastical History
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