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The Grasp of Faith

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/10.1093/0199267995.003.0004

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

The Grasp of Faith

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Argues that in the context of an apophatic ascent, faith is a technical term for the faculty of aphophatic union with God. Discussion of Mühlenburg’s thesis that Gregory does not allow for the possibility of union with God. The relationship of faith to knowledge. Faith and epistemology are exegetically grounded.

Keywords: faith; knowledge; union

Chapter.  21036 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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