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ST GREGORY OF NAZIANZUS On God and Christ The Five Theological Orations and Two Letters to Cledonius The Five Theological Orations (Orations 27-31) translated into English by Freperick Witttams (Oration 27) and Lronet WickHam (Orations 28-31) with Introduction and Notes by Lionet WicKHAM. The Two Letters to Cledonius (Letters 101 and 102) translated into English by Lione1, WickHa with Introduction and Notes by Lionen WicKHAM ST VLADIMIR’S SEMINARY PRESS CRESTWOOD, NEW YORK 10707 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Gregory of Nazianzus, Saint. {Theological orations. English] ‘On God and Christ : the five theological orations and two letters to Cledonius / St. Gregory of Nazianzus ; translated by Frederick Williams and Lionel Wickham ; with introduction and notes by Lionel Wickham. Pp. cm, —(St. Vladimir's Seminary Press “popular patristics” series) Includes bibliographical references (p. ). ISBN 0-88141-240-6 1 Trinity—Farly works to 1800. 2, God—Knowableness—Early works to 1800. 3. Arianism—Controversial literature—Early works to 1800. 4. Pneumatomachi—Controversial literature—Early works to 1800. _ I. Williams, Frederick (Frederick J.). UL. Wickham, Lionel R. Ill. Gregory, of Nazianzus, Saint. Correspondence. English. Selections. IV. Title. V. Series. BR65.G62 B5 2002 agi—deat 2002069801 COPYRIGHT © 2002 ST VLADIMIR’S SEMINARY PRESS 575 Scarsdale Rd., Crestwood, NY 10707 1-800-204-2665 ISBN 0-88141-240-6 All Rights Reserved PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Contents Acknowledgements Gregory of Nazianzus: An Introduction for the Reader Career and Personality: A Brief Sketch Background in Historical Theology to the Five Orations Reading the Five Orations: Some Points of Reference The First Theological Oration (Oration 27) An Introductory Sermon against the Eunomians The Second Theological Oration (Oration 28) On the Doctrine of God The Third Theological Oration (Oration 29) On the Son The Fourth Theological Oration (Oration 30) On the Son The Fifth Theological Oration (Oration 31) On the Holy Spirit The Two Letters to Cledonius (Letters 101 and 102): An Introduction The Background A Guide by Way of Summary to the Two Letters Letter 101 Letter 102 Select Bibliography 4 21 25 37 69 93 117 449 152 155 167 173