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Gregory of Nazianzus (Saint)
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(the Younger; c. 330, Nazianzus, Cappadocia-390, Nazianzus). Gregory's father (Gregory the Elder) belonged to the community of the Hypsistarians, was converted by his wife, Nonna, and appointed bishop of Nazianzus c. 325. Gregory received a rhetorical education in Caesarea in Palestine, in Alexandria and finally in Athens (353–358), where he encountered Basil the Great and the subsequent emperor Julian the Apostate. Afterward, he was baptized and withdrew, along with Basil, to an ascetic life; together, they authored the so-called Philocalia . On his father'…

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Moreschini, Claudio, “Gregory of Nazianzus (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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