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Forthcoming Books

Platonism and Mystical Theology: The Spiritual Doctrine of St Gregory of Nyssa
Written by: Jean Daniélou
Translated by: Anthony Gythiel and Michael Donley

Estimated cost of initial print run (including translation): $10,000
Estimated release date: Spring 2023

Jean Daniélou's Platonism and Mystical Theology is a seminal study of the spiritual theology of
St Gregory of Nyssa, which acknowledges the Platonic roots and affinities of some of his
vocabulary and concepts, while arguing that his vision is fundamentally Christian and
scripturally grounded, itself serving as the foundation of later articulations of spiritual or mystical