Corporeality and the Cosmos

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 the Cosmos

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Why did God create the universe? How does it exist independently of the divine essence? Is matter essential or incidental in the cosmic economy? In what way are body and soul both one and distinct? Reviewing Maximus’ anthropocentric cosmology, this chapter examines the ontological status and function of the body, both cosmic and human.

Keywords: cosmos; metaphysics; ontology; soul; body; microcosm; well-being; logoi

Chapter.  22684 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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