Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Torstein Tollefsen

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199237142

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237142.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 23 October 2020

The Concept of Participation

The Concept of Participation

(p.190) 5 The Concept of Participation
The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

Oxford University Press

The concept of participation, even though it has been a part of philosophical discussions and world-views since Plato, is obscure. Maximus' understanding of the cosmos includes a concept of how lower reality participates in the divine activity (energeia) in accordance with a spiritual development based on the divine principles of the logoi. Maximus seems, consequently, to have a clearly conceived concept of participation.

Keywords:   activity, energeia, logoi, participation

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .