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Alexander L Abecina

Biography:

PhD Candidate, MA, BSc

 CV available on request

 

 

Subject area and speciality

History of Christianity specialists:

Gregory of Nyssa's In Canticum canticorum

Late antiquity specialists:

Gregory of Nyssa's In Canticum canticorum

Research Interests

Late Antiquity

Patristics

Ancient Philosophy

Metaphysics

History and Philosophy of Science

Theoretical Physics

Other Professional Activities

Member of the North American Patristics Society (NAPS)

Collaborators

Key Publications

Journal Articles:

--- Reframing Christology in Gregory of Nyssa's Contra Eunomium III, Journal of Theological Studies (accepted; forthcoming, 2020/21)

 

--- Power in Weakness: Pneumatology in Gregory of Nyssa's De virginitate, Chapters 7 - 13. Studia Patristica (Leuven: Peeters, 2021, forthcoming)

 

--- The Unity of Christ and the Anointing of the Spirit in Gregory of Nyssa's Antirrheticus adversus Apolinarium. Modern Theology 35.4 (October, 2019), 728-45 (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/moth.12494)

 

--- Gregory of Nyssa’s Change of Mind about the Heart, Journal of Theological Studies vol. 68.1 (2017) 121 -140. (https://doi.org/10.1093/jts/flw232)  

 

Book Chapters:

--- Gregory of Nyssa on Suffering and Evil in T & T Clark Companion (Edited volume) (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming under contract)

 

Book Reviews:

--- Grégoire de Nysse: Lettre canonique: Lettre sur la Pythonisse et six homélies pastorales. Edited and translated by Pierre Maraval. Journal of Theological Studies (2019). (https://doi.org/10.1093/jts/flz029)

 

Monographs:                

--- Time and Sacramentality in Gregory of Nyssa’s Contra Eunomium, Early Christian Studies 16. Edited by Pauline Allen, Geoffrey Dunn and Bronwen Neil. Strathfield: St. Paul’s Publications, 2013 (http://www.cecs.acu.edu.au/publications.html)

Reviewed by:

Prof. Matthieu Cassin, Revue d’Histoire Ecclésiastique 110.1-2 (2015): 328

Prof. Lionel Wickham, Journal of Ecclesiastical History 65.4 (2014): 876 – 878

Prof. Stuart G. Hall, Journal of Theological Studies 65.1 (2014): 294 – 296

Dr. Mario Baghos, Journal of Religious History 37 (2013): 586 – 587

 

Cited in:

David Grummet, Material Eucharist (OUP, 2016)

Basil Lourié, Temporality and a Metric for Created Natures, Scrinium: Journal of Patrology and Critical Hagiography 12 (2016): 340 - 351

Hans Boersma, Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa (OUP, 2013)

 

Presentations:

--- Tracing The Spirit: Christology in Gregory of Nyssa, Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society, 21 - 23 May Chicago, 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

--- The Concept of δύναμις (Power) in Fourth Century Theology, Colloquium Adamantianum IV: Christianity and Philosophy in Late Antiquity (with Prof. Mark Edwards, Oxford University), Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism, 12 October 2019, Clare College, Cambridge.

 

--- Power in Weakness: Pneumatology in Gregory of Nyssa's De virginitate (XVIII. International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, 19 August - 24 August 2019) (Studia Patristica (Peeters: Leuven), forthcoming 2021).

 

--- Respondent, Workshop: Re-thinking Origen and Fourth Century Theology (XVIII. International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, 19 August - 24 August 2019)

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