Gregory of Nyssa

Of the 39 Old Testament books, none is more difficult to interpret than the Song of Songs. It has no obvious religious content, and God’s name never appears in the text. On the surface, the book reads as a romantic interplay between a bride and groom, bordering...

Gregory of Nyssa

Slavery was considered standard operating procedure in the ancient world and dissenting voices were quickly eliminated. Involuntary servitude was deemed necessary to make the mighty Roman Empire economy go. Gregory of Nyssa (335-395) was a rare dissenting voice who...