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The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor

Torstein Tollefsen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237142
eISBN:
9780191717321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237142.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

St Maximus the Confessor (580–662) is an influential Byzantine thinker. The book is a study of the basic features of his thought, his philosophical theology or metaphysics. The term ‘Christocentric ... More


The Appropriation of Divine Life in Cyril of Alexandria

Daniel A. Keating

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267132
eISBN:
9780191602092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267138.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Presents a comprehensive account of sanctification and divinization in Cyril as set forth in his New Testament biblical commentaries. By establishing the importance of pneumatology in Cyril’s ... More


The Creation Song

Melchisedec TÖrÖnen

in Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296118
eISBN:
9780191712258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Presents Maximus' understanding of the universe; the theme of the logoi of beings; immanence and participation; providence; and the Porphyrian Tree in relation to Maximus' cosmology.


Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199605965
eISBN:
9780191738227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605965.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This book is an investigation into two basic concepts of ancient pagan and Christian thought, namely activity and participation. It shows how activity in Christian thought is connected with the topic ... More


The Concept of Participation

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

in The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237142
eISBN:
9780191717321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237142.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The concept of participation, even though it has been a part of philosophical discussions and world-views since Plato, is obscure. Maximus' understanding of the cosmos includes a concept of how lower ... More


The Divine Activity

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

in The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237142
eISBN:
9780191717321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237142.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

There is a distinction to be conceived between God's essence and his activity (energeia). This distinction is discussed with a view to Gregory Palamas and earlier theological developments. Maximus ... More


‘The First and Brightest Light’ 1

Lewis Ayres

in Nicaea and its Legacy: An Approach to Fourth-Century Trinitarian Theology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780198755067
eISBN:
9780191602788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198755066.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Focuses on some shared pro-Nicene Christological and cosmological principles. In the first place, pro-Nicenes see Christ as the agent of salvation and understand the nature of unity in the body of ... More


Partakers of the Divine Nature

Daniel A. Keating

in The Appropriation of Divine Life in Cyril of Alexandria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267132
eISBN:
9780191602092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267138.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Aims to investigate what Cyril means by the phrase, ‘partakers of the divine nature’ (2 Pet. 1:4), in the hope that this will provide us with a key for unlocking his understanding of the extent and ... More


Divinus Odor Co-Ascension and Baptismal Participation

Richard Hillier

in Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Jacques Fontaine correctly recognized the two interwoven strands of Arator's narrative; man participates in the divine both through his share in Christ's ... More


The ‘Middle Early’ Dialogues: Soliloquia, De immortalitate animae, and De animae quantitate

Paige E. Hochschild

in Memory in Augustine's Theological Anthropology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199643028
eISBN:
9780191745416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643028.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter concerns the ‘middle early’ dialogues, Soliliquia, De immortalitate animae and De animae quantitatae. Augustine continues to defer his explicit treatment of memory, but lays the ... More


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