“The generality of men still fluctuate in their opinions about this, which are as erroneous as they are numerous. As for ourselves, if the Gentile philosophy, which deals methodically with all these points, were really adequate for a demonstration, it would certainly be superfluous to add a discussion on the soul to those speculations. But while the latter proceeded, on the subject of the soul, as far in the direction of supposed consequences as the thinker pleased, we are not entitled to such license, I mean that of affirming what we please; we make the Holy Scriptures the rule and the measure of every tenet; we necessarily fix our eyes upon that, and approve that alone which may be made to harmonize with the intention of those writings.” [Gregory of Nyssa: Dogmatic Treatises “on the Soul and the Resurrection”, P. 439. Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series: Volume V.]
Is this Father of the Church saying that Scripture is the final authority, and that only those teachings/doctrines that are supported by Scripture are binding? Does anyone know anything about this church Father and his comments?