On the Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ

Maximos the Confessor

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SVS Press Popular Patristics Series #25

"The last half of the twentieth century saw the establishment of the reputation of St Maximus the Confessor as the greatest of all Byzantine theologians. Until very recently, however, little of his work has been available in English translation, save for some collections of brief reflections and a few brief treatises. This volume provides translations from St Maximus' two main collections of theological reflections - hisåÊAmbiguaåÊ(oråÊDifficulties) and hisåÊQuestions to ThalassiusåÊ- plus one of his Christological opuscula, hitherto unavailable in English. The translations are accompanied by immensely helpful notes, and prefaced by a long, brilliant introduction to the theology of the Confessor. This is the ideal volume from which to learn the depth and insight of St Maximus' cosmic vision and his grasp of the complexities of human nature, as he patiently explores the nature and consequences of the renewal of all things in Christ. Robert Wilken and Paul Blowers have put us all deeply in their debt." -åÊAndrew Louth, Professor of Patristics and Byzantine Studies, University of Durham


Translation and introduction by Paul M. Blowers and Robert Louis Wilken.åÊ

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