Corporeality and Concealment

Adam G. Cooper

in The Body in St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780199275700
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602399 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

 						Corporeality and Concealment

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How do we come to know God? What is the structure of divine revelation? Indebted to the Origenian hermeneutical tradition, Maximus regards creation, history, Scripture and Christ as integral and irreducible economies of a two-way, progressive engagement between God and humanity. Revelation is a symbolic pedagogy entailing the penetration of material symbols towards union with their subject.

Keywords: revelation; pedagogy; hermenutics; economy; symbol; Scripture

Chapter.  20295 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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