Григорий Нисский цитаты
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Другие имена:San Gregorio di Nissa
Григо́рий Ни́сский — христианский богослов и философ, епископ города Ниссы , святой, Отец и Учитель Церкви. Один из трёх великих «каппадокийцев» — младший брат Василия Великого, близкий друг Григория Богослова, входил с ними в каппадокийский кружок.
Григорий Нисский почитается Православной церковью в лике святителей и Римской католической церковью .
Цитаты Григорий Нисский
„The master of a private dwelling will not allow any untidiness or unseemliness to be seen in the house, such as a couch upset, or the table littered with rubbish, or vessels of price thrown away into dirty corners, while those which serve ignobler uses are thrust forward for entering guests to see. He has everything arranged neatly and in the proper place, where it stands to most advantage; and then he can welcome his guests, without any misgivings that he need be ashamed of opening the interior of his house to receive them. The same duty, I take it, is incumbent on that master of our "tabernacle," the mind; it has to arrange everything within us, and to put each particular faculty of the soul, which the Creator has fashioned to be our implement or our vessel, to fitting and noble uses.“
„If indeed the literal meaning, understood as it is spoken, should offer some benefit, we will have readily at hand what we need to make the object of our attention. But if something that is said in a hidden fashion, with certain allegories and enigmas, should yield nothing of benefit according to the readily apparent sense, we will turn such words as these over and over in our mind.“
„I got me slaves and slave-girls.' For what price, tell me? What did you find in existence worth as much as this human nature? What price did you put on rationality? How many obols did you reckon the equivalent of the likeness of God? How many staters did you get for selling that being shaped by God? God said, Let us make man in our own image and likeness. If he is in the likeness of God, and rules the whole earth, and has been granted authority over everything on earth from God, who is his buyer, tell me? Who is his seller? To God alone belongs this power; or, rather, not even to God himself. For his gracious gifts, it says, are irrevocable. God would not therefore reduce the human race to slavery, since he himself, when we had been enslaved to sin, spontaneously recalled us to freedom. But if God does not enslave what is free, who is he that sets his own power above God's?“
— Gregory of Nyssa
Homilies on Ecclesiastes; Hall and Moriarty, trs., de Gruyter (New York, 1993) p. [https://books.google.com/books?id=BReXJwwE_D8C&pg=PA74&lpg=PA74 74].