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Augustinianum

Volume 58, Issue 2, December 2018

Angelo Casarano
Pages 385-407
DOI: 10.5840/agstm201858225

Una prospettiva estetica nell’antropologia di Gregorio di Nissa?
Analisi delle opere De Opificio Hominis e De Anima et Resurrectione

This study offers an analytical reading of two anthropological works of Gregory of Nyssa, De opificio hominis and De anima et resurrectione, in order to investigate the hypothesis of an aesthetic perspective, based on the frequent use of terms like καλόν, κάλλοϛ, etc. This perspective is identified in Gregory’s protology, ethics and eschatology as they develop. The Greek word καλόν is ambiguous between ‘beautiful’ and ‘good’, but is interpreted here, according to context, in an aesthetic sense.