Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Gregory of Nyssa's Catechetical Oration

I'm going to put out a bleg to see if anyone can point me to a complete version of Gregory of Nyssa's Catechetical Oration, also known as his Great Catechetical Discourse. My very busy day yesterday included a kick-off meeting of our RCIA team to assign topics and the Pope's recent discussion of Gregory made me want to read this historic work as he says it "laid out the fundamental points of theology, not for an academic theology closed in on itself, but to offer catechists a system of reference to keep in mind in their teaching, a sort of framework within which a pedagogic interpretation of the faith could move." What better place to start?