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Physis : World Creation  

Gregory of Nyssa : THE MAKING OF MAN

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A partial inquiry into the nature of the world, and a more minute exposition of the things which preceded the genesis of man

PG 44
127-132

Μερικὴ περὶ τοῦ κόσμου φυσιολογία καί τις ἁβροτέρα διήγησις περὶ τῶν προγεγονότων τῆς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου γενέσεως

Why man appeared last, after the creation

132-3

Διὰ τί μετὰ τὴν κτίσιν τελευταῖος ὁ ἄνθρωπος

That the nature of man is more precious than all the visible creation

133-6

Ὅτι τιμιωτέρα πάσης τῆς φαινομένης κτίσεως ἡ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου φύσις

That the construction of man throughout signifies his ruling power

136

Ὅτι διὰ πάντων ἐπισημαίνει τὴν ἀρχικὴν ἐξουσίαν ἡ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου κατασκευή

That man is a likeness of the divine sovereignty

137

Ὅτι ὁμοίωμα τῆς θείας βασιλείας ὁ ἄνθρωπος

An examination of the kindred of mind to nature: wherein, by way of digression, is refuted the doctrine of the anomoeans

137-40

Ἐξέτασις τῆς τοῦ νοῦ πρὸς τὴν φύσιν συγγενείας͵ ἐν ᾧ καὶ ἐκ παρόδου τὸ τῶν Ἀνομοίων διελέγχεται δόγμα

Why man is destitute of natural weapons and covering

140-4

Διὰ τί γυμνὸς τῶν ἐκ φύσεως ὅπλων τε καὶ προκαλυμμάτων ὁ ἄνθρωπος

Why man's form is upright; and that hands were given him because of reason; wherein also is a speculation on the difference of souls

144-9

Διὰ τί ὄρθιον τοῦ ἀνθρώπου τὸ σχῆμα͵ καὶ ὅτι διὰ τὸν λόγον αἱ χεῖρες· ἐν ᾧ τις καὶ περὶ διαφορᾶς ψυχῶν φιλοσοφία

That the form of man was framed to serve as an instrument for the use of reason

149-152

Ὅτι ὀργανικὸν κατεσκευάσθη τοῦ ἀνθρώπου τὸ σχῆμα πρὸς τὴν τοῦ λόγου χρείαν


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