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Gregory of Nyssa: Contra Eunomium

Posted: February 13th, 2020, 3:16 pm
by Stirling Bartholomew
Last couple of days been looking at Contra Eunomium by Gregory of Nyssa. It seems like the W.Jaeger Text
Leiden: Brill, 1960 is quite different in both structure and content from the text used for the 19th century church fathers project edited by Schaff and colleagues. My attempts to back translate the older translation and synchronize it with the W.Jaeger Text have been less than satisfactory. I have the recent translations published by Brill in the last two decades ordered from InterLibLoan. Probably should read Basil first. Will take a look at him while waiting for the books to arrive.

Anyone have any experience with Contra Eunomium? Comments are welcome.

Re: Gregory of Nyssa: Contra Eunomium

Posted: February 14th, 2020, 6:23 am
by Seumas Macdonald
Half my doctoral dissertation was on Basil's CE. I've looked at portions of Gregory's too. Yes, as, you've surmised the Schaff translation is difficult to sync with Jaegar. The recent Brill translation is well done, and useful for clarifying points where Gregory is obscure. Gregory also strikes me, in this text, as having a slightly more developed technical vocabulary in some of his usages.

Re: Gregory of Nyssa: Contra Eunomium

Posted: February 14th, 2020, 4:02 pm
by Stirling Bartholomew
Seumas Macdonald wrote:
February 14th, 2020, 6:23 am
Half my doctoral dissertation was on Basil's CE. I've looked at portions of Gregory's too. Yes, as, you've surmised the Schaff translation is difficult to sync with Jaegar. The recent Brill translation is well done, and useful for clarifying points where Gregory is obscure. Gregory also strikes me, in this text, as having a slightly more developed technical vocabulary in some of his usages.
Thank you, thought I was loosing my mind trying to to sync Schaff translation with Jaegar.

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Re: Gregory of Nyssa: Contra Eunomium

Posted: February 15th, 2020, 5:06 pm
by Bruce McKinnon
Stirling Bartholomew wrote:
February 14th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Seumas Macdonald wrote:
February 14th, 2020, 6:23 am
Half my doctoral dissertation was on Basil's CE. I've looked at portions of Gregory's too. Yes, as, you've surmised the Schaff translation is difficult to sync with Jaegar. The recent Brill translation is well done, and useful for clarifying points where Gregory is obscure. Gregory also strikes me, in this text, as having a slightly more developed technical vocabulary in some of his usages.
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Re: Gregory of Nyssa: Contra Eunomium

Posted: February 16th, 2020, 8:31 am
by Seumas Macdonald
Hope the patristic reader materials are helpful!

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