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It is the 9th of May 2021. Welcome to the Christian History Almanac brought to you by 1517 at 1517.org. I’m Dan van Voorhis.
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Gregory of Nazianzus (329-390)
1 of the Cappadocian Fathers along with Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa
1 of the 3 Holy Hierarchs along with Basil and John Chrysostom.
1 of the “Doctors” of the Church in Roman Catholicism
Life Arc: Student/Monk/Bishop/Theologian
Big Moment: Presided over the Council of Constantinople where the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed was accepted
Known For: being a defender of the Deity of the Holy Spirit
“But of the wise men amongst ourselves, some have conceived of him as an Activity, some as a Creature, some as God; and some have been uncertain which to call Him, out of reverence for Scripture, they say, as though it did not make the matter clear either way. And therefore they neither worship Him nor treat Him with dishonor, but take up a neutral position, or rather a very miserable one, with respect to Him.”
Tri-theist? His response:
“No sooner do I conceive of the one than I am illumined by the splendor of the three; no sooner do I distinguish them than I am carried back to the one.”
To Read: The Five Theological Orations- Gregory of Nazianzus
Also see Fred Sanders: Dr. Doctrine Christian Comix at https://www.amazon.com/Trinity-Doctrines-Christian-Comix-Issue/dp/0830822437
The Last Word:
“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” (John 16)
This has been the Christian History Almanac for the 9th of May 2021 brought to you by 1517 at 1517.org.
The show is produced by a man whose favorite Gregory’s include Nazianzus, Peck, and 1/2 of the Dream Team: Greg “The Hammer” Valentine. He is Christopher Gillespie.
The show is written and read by Dan van Voorhis.
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