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Augustinianum

Volume 59, Issue 1, June 2019

Maria Antonietta Barbàra
Pages 223-236

La «ricchezza»: Gr. Nyss., Eccl. 7, 4 (SCh 416, 358)

Gregory of Nyssa’s bearing in Qohelet 3:5b to wealth, rather than to the matrimonial “embrace”, is unusual by comparison withother ancient exegeses; it seems to be motivated not only by the acoluthia which characterizes his spiritual interpretation of the passage Qo. 3:2-8 (Sandro Leanza), but also by the crucial importance he gives to catharsis, as one the qualities he considered necessary for the exegete.

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