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Gregory of Nyssa : THE MAKING OF MAN

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An argument against those who say that matter is co-eternal with god


Ἀντίῤῥησις πρὸς τοὺς λέγοντας συναΐδιον εἶναι τῷ Θεῷ τὴν ὕλην

How one even of those who are without may be brought to believe the scripture when teaching of the resurrection


Πῶς ἄν τις καὶ τῶν ἔξωθεν προσαχθείη πιστεῦσαι τῇ Γραφῇ περὶ τῆς ἀναστάσεως διδασκούσῃ

That the resurrection is not beyond probability


Ὅτι οὐκ ἔξω τοῦ εἰκότος ἡ ἀνάστασις

That it is possible, when the human body is dissolved into the elements of the universe, that each should have his own body restored from the common source


Ὅτι δυνατόν ἐστιν εἰς τὰ τοῦ παντὸς στοιχεῖα τοῦ ἀνθρωπίνου σώματος ἀναλυθέντος͵ πάλιν ἐκ τοῦ κοινοῦ ἑκάστῳ τὸ ἴδιον ἀποσωθῆναι

To those who say that souls existed before bodies, or that bodies were formed before souls; wherein there is also a refutation of the fables concerning transmigration of souls


Πρὸς τοὺς λέγοντας προϋφεστάναι τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν σωμάτων ἢ τὸ ἔμπαλιν πρὸ τῶν ψυχῶν διαπεπλᾶσθαι τὰ σώματα. Ἐν ᾧ τις καὶ ἀνατροπὴ τῆς κατὰ τὰς μετεμψυχώσεις μυθοποιίας

An establishment of the doctrine that the cause of the existence of soul and body is one and the same


Κατασκευὴ τοῦ μίαν καὶ τὴν αὐτὴν ψυχῇ τε καὶ σώματι τὴν αἰτίαν τῆς ὑπάρξεως εἶναι

A brief examination of the construction of our bodies from a medical point of view


Θεωρία τις ἰατρικωτέρα περὶ τῆς τοῦ σώματος ἡμῶν κατασκευῆς δι' ὀλίγων

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