The Second Concerning the Son. I. Since I have by the power of the Spirit sufficiently overthrown the subtleties and intricacies of the arguments, and already. The Fifth Theological Oration. On the Holy Spirit. I. Such then is the account of the Son, and in this manner He has escaped those who would stone Him, passing. Oration 1 · Oration 2 · Oration 3 · Oration 7 · Oration 8 · Oration 12 · Oration 16 · Oration 18 · Oration 21 · Oration 27 First Theological Oration Oration 28 Second.

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For the former course would be unscientific, the latter atheistical; and the former would be calculated to startle outsiders, the latter to alienate our own nazisnzus. For in this sense I understand the words that whatsoever is done by the Father, these things does the Son likewise; not, that is, because of the likeness of the things done, but in respect of the Authority.

In contrast to the Neo-Arian belief that the Son is anomoiosor “unlike” the Father, and with the Semi-Arian assertion that the Son is homoiousiosor “like” the Father, Gregory and yregory fellow Cappadocians maintained the Nicaean doctrine of homoousiaor consubstantiality of the Son with the Father. These two names are joined by Christ because theeological the union of two natures in Christ.

But in this case the common nature has a unity which is only conceivable in thought; and the individuals are parted from one another very far indeed, both by time and by dispositions and by power.

CHURCH FATHERS: Fourth Theological Oration (Oration 30) (Gregory Nazianzen)

For it is no very easy matter to change from those habits which custom and use have made honourable. Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis Or again, they may be used of that which is Generally true.

In their eyes the following is only too ready to hand “The Lord created me at the beginning of His ways with a view to His works. Nay, if you will grant me that there is another God and another nature of God I will give you the same Trinity with the same name and facts.

But this is not the only cause of your error; you also fail to distinguish between the things that are signified.

Fourth Theological Oration (Oration 30)

I think this is the meaning of His Advocacy. If he is Begotten, you must make a further subdivision. After which He arises to judge the nazianzks, and to separate the saved from the lost.

And who qualifies as a theologian? He is also one of only three men in the life of the Orthodox Church who have been officially designated “Theologian” by epithet, [5] the other two being St. If, however, elements which are added together must, as your theory requires, be consubstantial, and those which are separate be heterogeneous, then it will follow that the same things must be both consubstantial and heterogeneous. The gift of salvation and faith is the common property of all believers, but only some are summoned to the vocation of theologian.


The doing of both Father and Son is identical in respect of authority. What great things are there theologicsl the idea of God which are not in His power? Celica Milovanovic-Barham, “Gregory of Nazianzus: Oration 28, Oratio theologica secunda: The Deity cannot be expressed in words.

In Gregory returned to Nazianzus and was ordained a presbyter by his father’s wish, who wanted him to assist with caring for local Christians. And yet how can Wisdom be ignorant of anything-that is, Wisdom Who made the worlds, Theologival perfects them, Who remodels them, Who is the Limit of all things that were made, Who knows the things of God as the spirit of a man knows the things that are in him?

In a word, there is nothing which presents a standing point to my mind in these illustrations from which to consider the Object which I am trying to represent to gregoty, unless one may theolohical accept one point of the image while rejecting the rest. And yet when did He become liable to passion, and have you ever heard that God has a body? The Council asked him to appear once more for a farewell ritual and celebratory orations.

But I was afraid in the first place that I should present a flow in the Godhead, incapable of standing still; and secondly that by this figure a numerical unity would be introduced. For this reason it was, I think, that He gradually came to dwell in the Disciples, measuring Himself out to them according to their capacity to receive Him, at the beginning of the Gospel, after the Passion, after the Ascension, making perfect their powers, being breathed upon them, and appearing in fiery tongues.

For is not the one an offspring, and the other a something else of the One? But bazianzus you are Aaron, go up with him but stop outside the cloud and stay close by. Gregory of Nazianzus Online: Did not both Eve and Seth come from the orztions Adam? Tgeological equated this to saying that what begins must end and then adduced two examples of where such does not obtain, that is, the human soul and angelic nature.

The Other Comforter was the True Light which lightens every man coming into the world. For the Father is not Son, and yet this is not due to either deficiency or subjection of Essence; but the very fact of being Unbegotten or Begotten, or Proceeding has given the name of Father to the First, of the Son to the Grebory, and of the Third, Him of Whom we are speaking, of the Holy Ghost that the distinction of the Three Theologicap may be preserved in the one nature and dignity of the Godhead.


Part of a series on the. Aquinas In creation, we see that God exists as “the efficient and maintaining cause of all things. Orationz are the titles of the Son.

He is The Way, because He leads us through Himself; The Door, as letting us in; the Shepherd, as making us dwell in a place of green pastures, and bringing us up by waters of rest, and leading us there, and protecting us from wild beasts, converting the erring, bringing back that which was lost, binding up that which was broken, guarding the strong, and bringing them together in the Fold beyond, with words of pastoral knowledge.

Christology of the Later FathersJ. Gregory Nazianzus,” Diakonia For this is the Anointing of His Manhood, and does not, as is the case with all other Anointed Ones, sanctify by its action, but by the Presence in His Fulness of the Anointing One; the effect of which is that That which anoints is called Man, and makes that which is anointed God.

John the Theologian the Evangelistand St. Gregory the Theologian and St. And He is called Only-Begotten, not because He is the only Son and of the Father alone, and only a Son; but also because the manner of His Sonship gretory peculiar to Himself and not shared by bodies.

But if, when you said twice five or twice seven, I concluded from your words that you meant Ten or Fourteen; or if, when you spoke of a rational and mortal animal, that you meant Man, should you think me to be nazianzuz nonsense?

And what godly or learned man would disapprove oratons this, because in fact the adoration of One is the adoration of the Three, because of the equality of honour and Deity between the Three? Theodosius wanted to further unify the entire empire behind the orthodox position and decided to convene a church council to resolve matters of faith and discipline.

And if by the Father, there are two Sons, and they are Brothers. This generation was passionless, that is, incorporeal. For Scripture often personifies many even lifeless objects; as for instance, “The Sea said” so and so; and, “The Depth says, It is not in me;” and “The Heavens declare the glory of God ;” and again a command is given to the Sword; and the Mountains ttheological Hills are asked the reason of their skipping.

God, Man, Angel, Judgment, Vanity viz. Thus He honours obedience by His action, and proves it experimentally by His Passion. And in what sense does the Father “Do” in the present or in the past?