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Active Passivity: Maximus on the Passion of Jesus Christ

Paul M. Blowers.

in Maximus the Confessor

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Philosophy of Religion. 12054 words.

The “mystery of Christ” is an expansive construction in Maximus’ theology, embracing not only divine incarnation proper but every phase of Christ’s earthly ministry and passion as...

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The Church and Its Liturgy as Threshold of the New Creation

Paul M. Blowers.

in Maximus the Confessor

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Philosophy of Religion. 12095 words.

Maximus’ ecclesiology is thoroughly “cosmic” and liturgico-centric. The Church in heaven and on earth is strategically both the theatre of the cosmic liturgy of praise and an active...

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Creation as the Drama of Divine Freedom and Resourcefulness

Paul M. Blowers.

in Maximus the Confessor

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Philosophy of Religion. 13723 words.

Opening a new section of the book on the “cosmic landscapes” of Maximus’ theology, this chapter presses beyond philosophical cosmology and argues that, in the spirit of his distant...

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Epilogue: A Confessor for East, West, and Global South

Paul M. Blowers.

in Maximus the Confessor

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Philosophy of Religion. 2187 words.

This concluding reflection pulls together some of the key proposals of the monograph, reiterating the value of a “theo-dramatic” reading of Maximus’ theology and suggesting once more how...

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Introduction

Paul M. Blowers.

in Maximus the Confessor

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Philosophy of Religion. 2328 words.

While scholarship on Maximus the Confessor has burgeoned in recent decades, there has not always been sufficient attention to the context of his writings, particularly his earlier writings...

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Love, Desire, and Virtue: Transfigured Life in Christ and the Spirit

Paul M. Blowers.

in Maximus the Confessor

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Philosophy of Religion. 12028 words.

Maximus’ christocentric vision integrates the existential participation of believers in Christ’s transfiguration of the world, which begins and ends in the mystery and “economy” of love....

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Maximus in His Historical Setting: Betwixt and Between

Paul M. Blowers.

in Maximus the Confessor

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Philosophy of Religion. 22991 words.

This chapter sets out the broader political and cultural context of seventh-century Byzantium as the backdrop of Maximus the Confessor’s work, and focuses on the significant historical...

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Maximus the Confessor

Paul M. Blowers.

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Early Christianity; Philosophy of Religion. 384 pages.

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...

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Maximus’ Cosmic Christology: Flesh Transfiguring the World

Paul M. Blowers.

in Maximus the Confessor

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Philosophy of Religion. 12657 words.

This chapter further substantiates the role of Christology in Maximus’ teleology of creation. He treats the “mystery of (divine) embodiment” as broader than God’s incarnation in Jesus...

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Protology and Teleology in Maximus’ Interpretation of Human Nature, Human Fallenness, and Human Hope

Paul M. Blowers.

in Maximus the Confessor

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Philosophy of Religion. 10660 words.

This chapter discusses Maximus’ interpretation of the oikonomia of salvation and deification, his perspective on the beginning and end of humanity in terms of the concrete contingencies of...

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