One of the most influential early church theologians, Gregory, as the father of mysticism, thought suffering was a necessary part of human experience, indicating our progress toward final union with God. He believed, too, that the Christian life was dynamic as we are transformed from glory to glory. 176 pages, softcover. Crossroad.
Does God suffer, and can we be close to God when we suffer? Gregory of Nyssa, one of the three most influential theologians of the early Church, offers a vision of suffering as part of our progress to final union with God.
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