Infinitatea divină la Sfântul Grigorie de Nyssa

10 September 2012

The notion of divine infinity is essential in Gregory of Nyssa’s
theology. Ekkehard Mühlenberg has even argued that Gregory
was the first to ascribe infinity to God. Key texts on divine infinity
in Gregory, taken from Contra Eunomiun, De Vita Moysis, and
In Canticum Canticorum, are discussed in this article. It appears that
Mühlenberg’s interpretation has to be nuanced. The first who
extensively deals with divine infinity is the Cappadocian theologian
Gregory of Nyssa, and therefore it is claimed by Ekkehard Mühlenberg
that Gregory was indeed the ‘inventor’ of divine infinity.