Corporeality and the Church

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 Church

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Maximus’ ecclesiology is inseparable from his anthropocentric cosmology, which in turn is deeply christological. The church in its liturgy is the existential locus of personal, communal and cosmic deification. Its sacraments, orthodox confession of faith and hierarchical orders function together as God’s continuing, bodily and visible manifestation on earth.

Keywords: eucharist; church; ecclesiology; priesthood; anaphora; place; liturgy; pope; Rome

Chapter.  17478 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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