Significant portions of two magisterial series of critical editions for Christian texts from Late Antiquity can be easily downloaded from enumerated lists linked to archive.org and Google Books: Die Griechischen Christlichen Schriftsteller (GCS), available at Roger Pearse and Patrologia Latina, Graeca, & Orientalis (PLGO; through Scribd); and Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum (CSEL), also available at Roger Pearse and the PLGO. While all of the texts from the series Sources Chrétiennes, founded in 1942, are still under copyright, useful information on the many volumes can be found on the Institute’s website. Similarly, Brepols Corpus Christianorum, and its various subseries, are under copyright; the Series Latina is available by subscription in the Library of Latin Texts.
This site is administered by Albert Fandos, Guillaume Bady, Luc Fritz, and Timothée Lecaudey, with the support of Editions du Cerf and the Institut des Sources chrétiennes. It contains an overview of Gregory of Nyssa’s life, by Fandos; a series of translations into French, some from the 19th century, others modern yet unpublished, and one from Sources chrétiennes. Finally, there is a substantial (but not comprehensive or searchable) bibliography for Gregory of Nyssa compiled by Monique Alexandre in 2001; Continue reading