"Let books be your dining table, / And you shall be full of delights. / Let them be your
And you shall sleep restful nights" (St. Ephraim the Syrian).

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Gregory of Nyssa on the Beatitudes

One of the most important and influential, if at times baffling or ambigous, Fathers of the Church remains St. Gregory of Nyssa, on whom, as I noted before, publications continue to pour forth today. This month sees a new treatment of his eight homilies on the Beatitudes:

Michael Glerup, Gregory of Nyssa: Sermons on the Beatitudes (Classics in Spiritual Formation) (InterVarsity Press, 2012), 160pp.

This does not sound exactly like a translation per se, but a version that seems suited for use in a parish study or a book club or something similar. The publisher tells us:
As part of the Classics in Spiritual Formation, the sermons of Gregory of Nyssa offer a contemporary rendering of ancient spiritual wisdom for today's readers. Begin with the introduction, which provides the context and background, and then dive into the text, translated and paraphrased Michael Glerup from the original languages. You'll also find helpful callouts that show how the work relates to your personal spiritual formation and clarify unfamiliar ideas. Don't miss this unique opportunity to interact with the work of some of Christianity's great spiritual formation teachers and experience true spiritual transformation.

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