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Maximus the Confessor: Jesus Christ and the Transfiguration of the World

Paul M. Blowers


This book contextualizes the achievement of a strategically crucial figure in Byzantium’s turbulent seventh century, the monk and theologian Maximus the Confessor (580–662). Building on newer research and international scholarship, as well as on fresh examination of its literary corpus, the book develops a profile integrating Maximus’s two principal initiatives: his reinterpretation of the christocentric economy of creation and salvation as a framework for expounding the spiritual and ascetical life of monastic and non-monastic Christians; and his involvement in the last phase of the ancient c ... More

Keywords: asceticism, creation, Byzantine monasticism, Byzantine theology, Maximus the Confessor, monothelete controversy, early Christology, theo-drama, Hans Urs von Balthasar

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199673940
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673940.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul M. Blowers, author
Dean E. Walker Professor of Church History, Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Johnson City, TN