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Quotations in early Christian writers provide important evidence for the text of the New Testament as well as the ways in which Scripture was used and received in the early Church. The fourth-century archbishop Gregory of Nazianzus was one of the most influential and widely-read authors of his time, but because the majority of his output was in poetic form he has rarely been treated as a source for the biblical text. The present study brings together all the identifiable references to the Gospels in Gregory’s writings for the first time, comparing them with standard biblical texts and manuscripts in order to determine their significance for the history and transmission of the New Testament. This collection also sheds new light on Gregory’s treatment of Scripture and the distinctive role it plays in his rhetorical style.
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Publication Date: Apr 6,2022
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Page Count: 288
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4337-1
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Quotations in early Christian writers provide important evidence for the text of the New Testament as well as the ways in which Scripture was used and received in the early Church. The fourth-century archbishop Gregory of Nazianzus was one of the most influential and widely-read authors of his time, but because the majority of his output was in poetic form he has rarely been treated as a source for the biblical text. The present study brings together all the identifiable references to the Gospels in Gregory’s writings for the first time, comparing them with standard biblical texts and manuscripts in order to determine their significance for the history and transmission of the New Testament. This collection also sheds new light on Gregory’s treatment of Scripture and the distinctive role it plays in his rhetorical style.

Quotations in early Christian writers provide important evidence for the text of the New Testament as well as the ways in which Scripture was used and received in the early Church. The fourth-century archbishop Gregory of Nazianzus was one of the most influential and widely-read authors of his time, but because the majority of his output was in poetic form he has rarely been treated as a source for the biblical text. The present study brings together all the identifiable references to the Gospels in Gregory’s writings for the first time, comparing them with standard biblical texts and manuscripts in order to determine their significance for the history and transmission of the New Testament. This collection also sheds new light on Gregory’s treatment of Scripture and the distinctive role it plays in his rhetorical style.

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ContributorBiography

Sally Guthrie

Sally Guthrie holds degrees in Classics and Social Policy, and has held research fellowships at London University’s Institute of Psychiatry, York University’s Social Policy Research Unit, and Leeds University’s School of Medicine. While her three children were young she also taught Classics in school. In retirement she undertook a PhD in Theology, and this book is the outcome.

Abbreviations ......................................................................... vii
Acknowledgements .................................................................. ix
Introduction .............................................................................. 1
Chapter One. Gregory’s Life and Works ..................................... 5
Chapter Two. Gregory’s Use of Scripture ................................. 33
Chapter Three. Identifying Gospel Citation and Allusion in
Gregory ........................................................................... 47
Chapter Four. The Text of Matthew’s Gospel in the Works
of Gregory of Nazianzus .................................................. 63
Chapter Five. The Text of Mark’s Gospel in the Works of
Gregory of Nazianzus .................................................... 105
Chapter Six. The Text of Luke’s Gospel in the works of
Gregory of Nazianzus .................................................... 111
Chapter Seven. The Text of John’s Gospel in the works of
Gregory of Nazianzus .................................................... 139
Chapter Eight. Gospel Quotations of Indeterminate Source. .. 181
Chapter Nine. Gregory’s Contribution to Understanding the
Development of the Gospel Text .................................... 253
Appendix .............................................................................. 261
Bibliography ......................................................................... 267
Index .................................................................................... 275

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