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Common elements within the writings of Gregory of Nyssa and Dionysius the Areopagite

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The common elements to be found in the works of Gregory of Nyssa and Dionysius the Areopagite are as follows: 1) the existence of three main stages of spiritual life; 2) the affirmation that, from an ontological point of view, evil does not exist; 3) the belief in the actuality of free will; 4) intimations that the progress of the soul – epektasis – continues in the afterlife, and 5) analogous conceptions regarding the creation of the world.

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University of Oxford
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Wolfson College
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Catholic University of Cuyo, San Juan Publisher's website
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Encyclopaedia of Patristic Studies, 2020
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Argentina
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2020-09-14
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1141431
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2020-11-09

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