Saint Gregory of Nyssa

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Gregory of Nyssa, St (c.330–c.395). One of the Cappadocian fathers, and younger brother of Basil. Gregory was the most profound and skilful writer of the Cappadocians. Apart from important polemical works his major writings are the systematic Catechetical Orations, a Life of Moses in which mystical exegesis is used, and ascetical works such as On Virginity in which he develops the thought that in virginity the soul becomes a spouse of Christ.