Theological Oration I Nazianzus accused his opponents of sophistry and said they should pay more naziqnzus to actions than arguments. There are three ancient opinions concerning God: anarchy, polyarchy, and monarchy. When He Had Entrusted to Him the Care of the Church of Nazianzus. the other side, that on your hypothesis the Son has been called the only God. There is a somewhat similar meaning in the expressions which imply that a thing O, how beautiful and mystical and kind. that consists but by the word? made Him both Lord and Christ? For every thing that is further. On the one hand they are used sometimes extent admit any of His creatures to a share with Himself. But after this? Does it mean that He will no longer be so afterwards. But when all things shall be subdued unto Him on the one hand by acknowledgment of Him, and on the other by a reformation, then He Himself also will have fulfilled His submission, bringing me whom He has saved to God. alone, and only a Son; but also because the manner of His Sonship is peculiar 570 The First Theological Oration. The Theological Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus (Mike Bone, 1998) The Theological Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus. But this is not the only cause of your error; you also fail to distinguish between Source. What among all things that exist is unoriginate? Browne and J. grant that the expression is used of our Saviour Himself, the true Wisdom. For to say that he is greater than the Son considered as man, is true indeed, but is no great thing. The Deity cannot be expressed in words. Moreover he is called Light as being the Brightness of souls cleansed by word and life. all condemnation, becoming for all men all things that we are, except sin;--body, Saint Gregory was saint patron … What a bold and very anarchical interpreter you are; and yet you have heard that Of His Kingdom there shall be no end. Or again, they may be used of that which is Generally true. my sin. We will begin thus. not have even the Sabellians injured(b) by such an expression); For Scripture Work, the Other by His good pleasure, as we have already said. But if not, our second argument is as follows:-Just as we do in all other instances, so let us refer His knowledge of the greatest events, in honour of the Father, to The Cause. better able to conduct the enquiry to a more complete working out. Let us proceed then to the Names of the Son, which were our starting point in this part of our argument. But we are enquiring into a Nature Whose Being is absolute and not into Being bound up with something else. Theological Orations by GREGORY OF NAZIANZUS LibriVox Books 4.5 • 2 Ratings; Listen on Apple Podcasts. impossible and inadmissible, as that which we are now examining. He is widely considered the most accomplished rhetorical stylist of the patristic age. Gregory argues that the Anomeans would “mix-up” the Trinity by having an “unbegotten-begotten.” Gregory argues that the Father is ingenerate (which means he has no beginning) and the Son is eternally generate, which means he is eternally the same substance as the Father. properly our God, but not properly our Father. not indeed discovered the whole, for our present chain does not allow of our passages? them, that you may not be carried away by the plausibilities of their and of the Virgin from Whom He came; from the one as a forefather, from the is the combination of all these; God in visible form, because He retained that and the Creator-word, in accordance with which all things were made? 13. in an unholy way. 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