Chapter

Maximus the Confessor

Marcus Plested

in The Macarian Legacy

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199267798
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602139 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199267790.003.0009

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

 Maximus the Confessor

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The final chapter looks at the palpable Macarian dimension of the great Byzantine synthesis of Maximus the Confessor. Maximus is shown to have integrated into his teaching a number of key themes and concepts inherited from the Macarian legacy. The Macarian legacy plays a key role in Maximus’ theological and spiritual vision and is indeed essential to an understanding of that vision. Maximus’ creative appropriation of that legacy confirms and seals its place at the heart of the Eastern Christian tradition.

Keywords: baptism; Evagrius of Pontus; experience; heart; image; Incarnation; liturgy; passions; spiritual senses; St Diadochus of Photice; St Maximus the Confessor; Transfiguration; will

Chapter.  18535 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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