Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

by Melchisedec Toronen, Melchisedec T. R. Nen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199296111

ISBN-13: 9780199296118

Pub. Date: 03/08/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor presents the writings of a key figure in Byzantine theology in the light of the themes of unity and diversity. The principle of simultaneous union and distinction forms the core of Maximus' thought, pervading every area of his theology. It can be summarized as: Things united remain distinct and

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Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor presents the writings of a key figure in Byzantine theology in the light of the themes of unity and diversity. The principle of simultaneous union and distinction forms the core of Maximus' thought, pervading every area of his theology. It can be summarized as: Things united remain distinct and without confusion in an inseparable union. As Melchisedec Törönen shows, this master theme also resonates in contemporary theological and philosophical discussions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199296118
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/08/2007
Series:
Oxford Early Christian Studies Series
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
I. Logic
1. Tools
2. Imagery
II. Trinity
3. The Principles
4. Monad and Triad
5. Knowing the Trinity
III. Christ
6. Nature, Difference, and Number
7. Activities and Wills
8. Union
IV. Universe, Scripture, Church
9. The Creation Song
10. Spiritual Hierarchy
11. Transparent Words
V. Spiritual Life and Human 'Architecture'
12. The Twofold Commandment of Love
13. Confusion and Fragmentation
14. Distinction and Unification
Epilogue

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