Chapter

Introduction

Martin Laird

in Gregory of Nyssa and the Grasp of Faith

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780199267996
Published online November 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601576 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199267995.003.0001

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

Introduction

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Sketches early Christian initiatives to present faith as a privileged means of contact with God. Discusses the fourth-century religious climate of late Neoplatonism and suggests a much less hostile attitude to faith and revelation. In both Christian and non-Christian Neoplatonic circles, the exaltation of faith was part of the spirit of the age.

Keywords: faith; Iamblichus; Julian; Porphyry; Proclus; revelation

Chapter.  6132 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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