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Further Issues Relating To Saint Maximus's Dyothelite Christology and Their Theological Significance

Demetrios Bathrellos

in The Byzantine Christ

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780199258642
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602795 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199258643.003.0005

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

Further Issues Relating To Saint Maximus's Dyothelite Christology and Their Theological Significance

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Explores some further issues that are related to St Maximus’s dyothelite Christology. First, the question of the subject of willing is examined. It is argued that Maximus’s identification of the subject of willing with (the person of) Christ makes better sense than Leo’s identification of it with Christ’s natures (although Leo’s and Maximus’s approaches can be helpfully combined). The next section highlights the importance of Maximus’s understanding of the will for theology in general. The following section focuses on Maximus’s early acceptance of a monenergite terminology, and raises the question of whether a qualified acceptance of such a terminology can be endorsed.

Keywords: monothelite terminology; object of willing; self-determination; subject of willing; will

Chapter.  16963 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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