The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor

Author: Torstein Tollefsen

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019923714X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 243

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Maximus the Confessor (580-662) was an important Byzantine thinker, the 'father of Byzantine theology'. This text describes his metaphysical world-view. The discussion covers Maximus' doctrine of creation, the Logos and the logoi, the cosmic order, the activities or energies of God, and how created beings may participate in God.

Man and the Cosmos

The Vision of St. Maximus the Confessor

Author: Lars Thunberg

Publisher: St Vladimirs Seminary Press

ISBN: 9780881410198

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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An introduction to the life and work of Maximus the Confessor (ca. 580-662), focusing on his thought concerning the cosmos, the nature of man and his relationship with God, christology, the liturgical and sacramental dimension, history and eschatology.

Maximus the Confessor

Author: Andrew Louth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134814909

Category: History

Page: 240

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St Maximus the Confessor, the greatest of Byzantine theologians, lived through the most catastrophic period the Byzantine Empire was to experience before the Crusades. This book introduces the reader to the times and upheavals during which Maximus lived. It discusses his cosmic vision of humanity and the role of the church. The study makes available a selection of Maximus' theological treaties many of them translated for the first time. The translations are accompanied by a lucid and informed introduction.

Verleiblichung und Synergie

Grundzüge der Bibelhermeneutik bei Maximus Confessor

Author: Assaad Kattan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004313281

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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This study on Maximus the Confessor's biblical hermeneutics provides a thorough analysis of how Maximus approached the Holy Scripture in theory and praxis. It attempts to simultaneously shed light on the sources used by the Confessor and to show the originality and consistency of his hermeneutical intuitions.

Géographie linguistique et biologie du langage: Autour de Jules Gilliéron

Author: Elizabeth A. Livingstone

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789068315219

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 438

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Papers presented at the Eleventh International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 1991 (see also Studia Patristica 24, 25, 26 and 28). The successive sets of Studia Patristica contain papers delivered at the International Conferences on Patristic Studies, which meet for a week once every four years in Oxford; they are held under the aegis of the Theology Faculty of the University. Members of these conferences come from all over the world and most offer papers. These range over the whole field, both East and West, from the second century to a section on the Nachleben of the Fathers. The majority are short papers dealing with some small and manageable point; they raise and sometimes resolve questions about the authenticity of documents, dates of events, and such like, and some unveil new texts. The smaller number of longer papers put such matters into context and indicate wider trends. The whole reflects the state of Patristic scholarship and demonstrates the vigour and popularity of the subject.

Maximus Confessor

Selected Writings

Author: Saint Maximus (Confessor),George Charles Berthold

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809126590

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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This volume includes a translation of four spiritual treatises of Maximus the Confessor (c. 580-662), plus an account of his trial. Included are The Four Hundred Chapters of Love, Commentary on the Lord's Prayer, Chapters on Knowledge, The Church's Mystagogy, and Trial of Maximus.

Blood Cries Out

Pentecostals, Ecology, and the Groans of Creation

Author: A. J. Swoboda

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877468

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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John McConnell Jr. was the famed founder and visionary of Earth Day. McConnell's vision was one of creating a day of remembrance, solitude, and action to restore the broken human relationship to the land. Little acknowledged are McConnell's religious convictions or background. McConnell grew up in a Pentecostal home. In fact, McConnell's parents were both founding charter members of the Assemblies of God in 1914. His own grandfather had an even greater connection to the origins of Pentecostalism by being a personal participant at the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles in 1906. Earth Day, thus, began with strong religious convictions. McConnell, seeing the ecological demise through his religious background, envisioned a day where Christians could "show the power of prayer, the validity of their charity, and their practical concern for Earth's life and people." In the spirit of McConnell, today's Pentecostal and Charismatic theology has something to say about the earth. Blood Cries Out is a unique contribution by Pentecostal and Charismatic theologians and practitioners to the global conversation concerning ecological degradation, climate change, and ecological justice.

Passion and Paradise

Human and Divine Emotion in the Thought of Gregory of Nyssa

Author: J. Warren Smith

Publisher: Herder & Herder

ISBN: 9780824519445

Category: Religion

Page: 291

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Does God suffer, and can we be close to God when we suffer? Gregory of Nyssa, on the the three most influential theologians of the early Church, offers a vision of suffering as part of our progess to final union with God.

The Philokalia

A Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality

Author: Brock Bingaman,Bradley Nassif

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911835

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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The Philokalia (literally "love of the beautiful or good") is, after the Bible, the most influential source of spiritual tradition within the Orthodox Church. First published in Greek in 1782 by St. Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain and St. Macarios of Corinth, the Philokalia includes works by thirty-six influential Orthodox authors from the fourth to fifteenth-centuries such as Maximus the Confessor, Peter of Damascus, Symeon the New Theologian, and Gregory Palamas. Surprisingly, this important collection of theological and spiritual writings has received little scholarly attention. With the growing interest in Orthodox theology, the need for a substantive resource for philokalic studies has become increasingly evident. The purpose of the present volume is to remedy that lack by providing an ecumenical collection of scholarly essays on the Philokalia that will introduce readers to its background, motifs, authors, and relevance for contemporary life and thought.

For the Unity of All

Contributions to the Theological Dialogue between East and West

Author: John Panteleimon Manoussakis

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498200435

Category: Religion

Page: 122

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For the Unity of All offers significant and new contributions for the furthering of dialogue and the path to unity between East and West. In this excellent example of ecumenical theology, the author utilizes the resources of contemporary philosophy in an effort to shed some new light on centuries-old debates that perpetuate the division between the Christian churches.

Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration

Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation

Author: John Chryssavgis,Bruce V. Foltz

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 0823252337

Category: Nature

Page: 508

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Can Orthodox Christianity offer unique spiritual resources especially suited to the environmental concerns of today? This book makes the case that yes, it can. In addition to being the first substantial and comprehensive collection of essays, in any language, to address environmental issues from the Orthodox point of view, this volume with contributions from the most highly influential theologians and philosophers in contemporary world Orthodoxy will engage a wide audience, in academic as well as popular circles--resonating not only with Orthodox audiences but with all those in search of a fresh approach to environmental theory and ethics that can bring the resources of ancient spirituality to bear on modern challenges.

In Adam's Fall

A Meditation on the Christian Doctrine of Original Sin

Author: Ian A. McFarland

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444351651

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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This engaging and scholarly book offers refreshingly original insights into the contemporary relevance of the Christian doctrine of original sin – one that has inspired fierce debate for the last two millennia. Challenges the many prevailing opinions about the Christian doctrine of original sin, arguing that it is not only theological defensible, but stimulating and productive for a life of faith Shows how it is possible to affirm the universality of sin without losing sight of the distinct ways in which individuals both participate in and suffer the consequences of sinful behavior Balances historic and contemporary criticism with original theological arguments; combining the substance of a traditional Augustinian doctrine of sin with the pastoral and social concerns of contemporary contextual theologies Provides a depth and range of engagement with contemporary criticism of traditional doctrine that is lacking in other recent treatments of the topic

The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, 2 Volume Set

Author: John Anthony McGuckin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444392548

Category: Religion

Page: 872

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With a combination of essay-length and short entries written by a team of leading religious experts, the two-volume Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodoxy offers the most comprehensive guide to the cultural and intellectual world of Eastern Orthodox Christianity available in English today. An outstanding reference work providing the first English language multi-volume account of the key historical, liturgical, doctrinal features of Eastern Orthodoxy, including the Non-Chalcedonian churches Explores of the major traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy in detail, including the Armenian, Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopic, Slavic, Romanian, Syriac churches Uniquely comprehensive, it is edited by one of the leading scholars in the field and provides authoritative but accessible articles by a range of top international academics and Orthodox figures Spans the period from Late Antiquity to the present, encompassing subjects including history, theology, liturgy, monasticism, sacramentology, canon law, philosophy, folk culture, architecture, archaeology, martyrology, hagiography, all alongside a large and generously detailed prosopography Structured alphabetically and topically cross-indexed, with entries ranging from 100 to 6,000 words

The Love of Wisdom

An Introduction to Philosophy for Theologians

Author: Andrew Davison

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334043840

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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From the dawn of Western thought to the present day, The Love of Wisdom tells the story of philosophy as something intensely theological, both in its insights and its wrong turns. The book will be invaluable for any student of theology or intellectual history, and for anyone who wants to see the intellectual cogency of the Christian faith at its best. The intellectual tradition of the Church emerges clearly from this book as one of the glories of the Christian inheritance. Andrew Davison argues that Christian thinkers will be more faithful to Christian teaching, not less, if they pay attention to philosophy. Our thinking is always philosophical, since we cannot think without categories or assumption. Our philosophy may as well, therefore, be good philosophy. By bringing our philosophy out into the open we can bring them under theological judgement. Clear and articulate, this book provides the philosophical background to Christian theology down the ages, and examines the intellectual climate of our own times.

Animals, Theology and the Incarnation

Author: Kris Hiuser

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334055385

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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How does an understanding of the non-human lead us to a greater understanding of the incarnation? Are non-human animals morally relevant within Christian theology and ethics? Is there a human ethical responsibility towards non-human animals? In Animals, Theology and the Incarnation, Kris Hiuser argues that if we are called to represent both God to creation, and creation to God, then this has considerable bearing on understanding what it means to be human, as well as informing human action towards non-human creatures.

Irenaeus of Lyons

Identifying Christianity

Author: John Behr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019921462X

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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This book provides a full account of the most important theologians in the early history of Christianity: it is due to his work that one can speak of an Orthodox or Catholic Christianity, with Scripture that includes a New Testament, a rule of truth, apostolic tradition and succession. Against the usual modern assumption that 'orthodoxy' is a rhetorical construction, excluding the 'heretics' on the basis of patriarchal power and intolerance, this book argues thatthe 'heretics' were the ones who were intolerant, wanting everyone to agree with themselves and leaving the broader community to found churches consisting of those who agree with themselves; in turn,the early Church was 'catholic' not because it was monolithically uniform, but because it embraced a variety of voices all willing to work together within parameters that became clearer as a result of others leaving.The theological vision that is sketched out in this period is important in its own right, as a historical phenomenon, and also for our own contemporary situation: it answers questions we have today about Scripture, interpretation of Scripture, and what it means to behuman in a tremendously positive fashion. Never thereafter does someone say, with such clarity and force, that 'the glory of God is a living human being'. But what Irenaeus means by this statement, themartyr, is one which simultaneously challenges us in a unique manner today.

From Nothing

A Theology of Creation

Author: Ian A. McFarland

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 066423819X

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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Too often the doctrine of creation has been made to serve limited or pointless ends, like the well-worn arguments between science and faith over the question of human and cosmic origins. Given this history, some might be tempted to ignore the theology of creation, thinking it has nothing new or substantive to say. They would be wrong. In this stimulating volume, Ian A. McFarland shows that at the heart of the doctrine of creation lies an essential truth about humanity: we are completely dependent on God. Apart from this realization, little else about us makes sense. McFarland demonstrates that this radical dependence is a consequence of the doctrine of creatio ex nihilo, creation from nothing. Taking up the theological consequences of creation--theodicy and Providence--the author provides a detailed and innovative constructive theology of creation. Drawing on the biblical text, classical sources, and contemporary thought, From Nothing proves that a robust theology of creation is a necessary correlate to the Christian confession of redemption in Jesus Christ.

Human Knowledge According to Saint Maximus the Confessor

Author: Nevena Dimitrova

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625645740

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

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This book is dedicated to the synergic process of divine-human communion in the humanly possible knowledge of God, according to Saint Maximus the Confessor. These various types of knowledge play an important, but as yet unexplored role in Maximus the Confessor's teaching on God, which in many respects appears to be a synthesis and culmination of the Greek patristic tradition and the antecedent of ancient pre-Christian and Christian philosophy. Focus on this problem brings forth the major issues of Maximus' psychology: the "soul-body" relationship and a detailed examination of the cognitive capacities of the soul, including the perception of the senses, rational activity, and operations of the mind. The indivisibility of the gnoseological issues from medieval man is traced in an examination of the cognitive levels within the trichotomic structure of practical philosophy, natural contemplation, and theology. The two methods--both affirmative (cataphatic) and negative (apophatic)--demonstrate the two rational discourses in human knowledge of God. Special attention is given to the understanding of hexis (ἕξις) and gnomi (γνώμη) concepts and their crucial place in the cognitive structure, leading to knowledge of God as Goodness and of God as Truth.