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Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

Melchisedec Törönen


This book is the first study that presents, in a single volume, the whole of St Maximus the Confessor's thought in the light of unity and diversity. The principle of simultaneous union and distinction forms the core of Maximus’ thought, pervading every area of his theology, and it can be summarized thus: things united remain distinct and without confusion in an inseparable union. The study is divided into five parts. Part I introduces the logical tools and metaphors of Maximian thought. Parts II and III examine the way in which Maximus views unity and difference in the Trinity and in Christ. T ... More

Keywords: Byzantine theology, Trinity, Christology, hypostasis, monotheletism, Logoi, universe, Church, Scripture, spirituality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199296118
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melchisedec Törönen, author
Monk in the Community of St John the Baptist, Tolleshunt Knights, Essex