The Oxford Handbook of Maximus the Confessor by Pauline AllenThe Oxford Handbook of Maximus the Confessor by Pauline Allen

The Oxford Handbook of Maximus the Confessor

EditorPauline Allen, Bronwen Neil

Hardcover | April 17, 2015

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Maximus the Confessor (c.580-662) has become one of the most discussed figures in contemporary patristic studies. This is partly due to the relatively recent discovery and critical edition of his works in various genres, including On the Ascetic Life, Four Centuries on Charity, Two Centurieson Theology and the Incarnation, On the 'Our Father', two separate Books of Difficulties, addressed to John and to Thomas, Questions and Doubts, Questions to Thalassius, Mystagogy and the Short Theological and Polemical Works. The impact of these works reached far beyond the Greek East, with his involvement in the western resistance to imperial heresy, notably at the Lateran Synod in 649. Together with Pope Martin I (649-53 CE), Maximus the Confessor and his circle were the most vocal opponents of Constantinople'sintroduction of the doctrine of monothelitism. This dispute over the number of wills in Christ became a contest between the imperial government and church of Constantinople on the one hand, and the bishop of Rome in concert with eastern monks such as Maximus, John Moschus, and Sophronius, on theother, over the right to define orthodoxy. An understanding of the difficult relations between church and state in this troubled period at the close of Late Antiquity is necessary for a full appreciation of Maximus' contribution to this controversy.The editors of this volume aim to provide the political and historical background to Maximus' activities, as well as a summary of his achievements in the spheres of theology and philosophy, especially neo-Platonism and Aristotelianism.
Pauline Allen is Director of the Centre for Early Christian Studies at Australian Catholic University, Brisbane. A former Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, she has worked on homiletic literature, Maximus the Confessor, the Council of Chalcedon, Severus of Antioch, Jo...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Maximus the ConfessorFormat:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.69 inPublished:April 17, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part One. Historical Setting1. Pauline Allen: Life and Times of Maximus the Confessor2. Marek Jankowiak and Phil Booth: An Updated Date-List of the Works of Maximus the Confessor3. Walter E. Kaegi: Byzantium in the Seventh Century4. Cyril Hovorun: Maximus, a Cautious ChalcedonianPart Two. Theological and Philosophical Influences5. Marius Portaru: Classical Philosophical Influences: Aristotle and Platonism6. Pascal Mueller-Jourdan: The Foundation of Origenist Metaphysics7. Marcus Plested: Theological and Philosophical Influences: The Ascetic Tradition8. Ysabel De Andia: Dionysius Areopagite and Maximus the Confessor9. Raymond J. Laird: Mindset (andgamma;andnu;and#974;andmu;andeta;) in John Chrysostom10. Johannes Borjesson: Augustine on the Will11. Bronwen Neil: Divine Providence and the Gnomic Will before MaximusPart Three. Works and Thought12. Paul M. Blowers: Exegesis of Scripture13. Peter Van Deun: Maximus the Confessor's Use of Literary Genres14. Demetrios Bathrellos: Passions, Ascesis, and the Virtues15. Torstein T. Tollefsen: Christocentric Cosmology16. Andreas Andreopoulos: Eschatology in Maximus the Confessor17. Jean-Claude Larchet: The Mode of Deification18. Adam Cooper: Spiritual Anthropology in Ambiguum 719. Doru Costache: Mapping Reality within the Experience of Holiness20. George Berthold: Christian Life and Praxis: The Centuries on Love21. Thomas Cattoi: Liturgy as Cosmic TransformationPart Four. Reception22. Lela Khoperia: The Georgian Tradition on Maximus the Confessor23. Grigory Benevich: Maximus' Heritage in Russia and Ukraine24. Catherine Kavanagh: The Impact of Maximus the Confessor on John Scottus Eriugena25. Andrew Louth: Maximus the Confessor's Influence and Reception in Byzantine and Modern Orthodoxy26. Ian A. McFarland: The Theology of the Will27. Michael Bakker: Maximus and Modern Psychology28. Edward Siecienski: Maximus the Confessor and Ecumenism29. Joshua Lollar: Reception of Maximian Thought in the Modern Era