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The Byzantine Christ: Person, Nature, and Will in the Christology of Saint Maximus the Confessor

Demetrios Bathrellos

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199258642
eISBN:
9780191602795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258643.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

St Maximus the Confessor is one of the giants of Christian theology. His doctrine of two wills gave the final shape to ancient Christology and was ratified by the Sixth Ecumenical Council in ad 681. ... More


Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

Melchisedec Törönen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296118
eISBN:
9780191712258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book is the first study that presents, in a single volume, the whole of St Maximus the Confessor's thought in the light of unity and diversity. The principle of simultaneous union and ... More


The Principles

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/9780199296118.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Discusses the principles of Maximus' Trinitarian theology. Notions such as essence, hypostasis, and person are presented. The chapter argues that hypostasis or person is any concrete and individual ... More


Nature, Difference, and Number

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/9780199296118.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Introduces the historical background to Maximus' involvement in Christological controversy. It discusses his views on Severus' Christology concentrating on the questions of natural difference and ... More


Introduction

Jon M. Robertson

in Christ as Mediator: A Study of the Theologies of Eusebius of Caesarea, Marcellus of Ancyra, and Athanasius of Alexandria

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212606
eISBN:
9780191707360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212606.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This introductory chapter explores the perplexity of scholarly approaches to the early Arian controversy. It identifies recent approaches to the period that are inadequate due to erroneous ... More


From the Fourth To the Seventh Century

Demetrios Bathrellos

in The Byzantine Christ: Person, Nature, and Will in the Christology of Saint Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199258642
eISBN:
9780191602795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258643.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Provides the necessary historical and theological background for understanding the monothelite controversy of the 7th century and the Christology of St Maximus the Confessor. It presents the ... More


The Dyothelite Christology Of Saint Maximus the Confessor

Demetrios Bathrellos

in The Byzantine Christ: Person, Nature, and Will in the Christology of Saint Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199258642
eISBN:
9780191602795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258643.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Examines the dyothelite Christology of Saint Maximus. First, it is clarified what Maximus means by the terms person/hypostasis and nature/essence and how he uses them in his Christology. It is shown ... More


‘Persons’ In the ‘Social’ Doctrine of the Trinity: A Critique of Current Analytic Discussion

Sarah Coakley

in The Trinity: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Trinity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246120
eISBN:
9780191600531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246122.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Sarah Coakley outlines the recent debate that analytic philosophers of religion have conducted in defence of the so‐called ‘social’ doctrine of the Trinity. Since appeal is characteristically made by ... More


Settling the Terms

Andrew Louth

in St John Damascene: Tradition and Originality in Byzantine Theology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252381
eISBN:
9780191600654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252386.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Discussion of the development of the Dialectica, its place as the most developed of the short‐lived tradition of Christian textbooks of logic, and, in particular, the way the terminology introduced ... More


Basil of Caesarea and the Development of Pro‐Nicene Theology

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:
10.1093/0198755066.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Focuses on Basil of Caesarea as both a key figure in the developments of these years and as a key example of wider theological shifts. Shows how Basil slowly developed towards his mature theological ... More


The Hypostasis: Its Thisness and Its There

Charles P. Bigger

in Between Chora and the Good: Metaphor's Metaphysical Neighborhood

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223503
eISBN:
9780823235117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223503.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the interpretation of Plato's concept of living creature as a hypostasis. It explains that the hypostasis as developed in Greek patristic usage can be ... More


Introduction

Johannes Zachhuber

in The Rise of Christian Theology and the End of Ancient Metaphysics: Patristic Philosophy from the Cappadocian Fathers to John of Damascus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859956
eISBN:
9780191892370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859956.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter provides an overall introduction to the book. It outlines its methodological approach, explains the selection of authors, and sets out the case that will be argued. Central for the ... More


Damian of Alexandria and Peter of Callinicus: Miaphysite Anti-tritheism

Johannes Zachhuber

in The Rise of Christian Theology and the End of Ancient Metaphysics: Patristic Philosophy from the Cappadocian Fathers to John of Damascus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859956
eISBN:
9780191892370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859956.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter is in its entirety devoted to the debate between the miaphysite Patriarchs of Alexandria and Antioch, Damian and Peter of Callinicus. It is part of the tritheistic controversy. Damian ... More


The Climax of Chalcedonian Philosophy

Johannes Zachhuber

in The Rise of Christian Theology and the End of Ancient Metaphysics: Patristic Philosophy from the Cappadocian Fathers to John of Damascus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859956
eISBN:
9780191892370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859956.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the philosophical contributions of Maximus Confessor and John of Damascus. Confronted with dramatic political and cultural ruptures, they both produced remarkable philosophical ... More


Plotinus

Mårten Björk

in Agamben's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423632
eISBN:
9781474438520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423632.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The philosophy of Plotinus plays a contradictory role in Giorgio Agamben’s corpus. He comments on Plotinus in a lapidary fashion in several articles and essays before commencing the Homo Sacer ... More


Early Metaphysics and Logic (Leipzig, 1839–1844)

Frederick C. Beiser

in Late German Idealism: Trendelenburg and Lotze

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682959
eISBN:
9780191763090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682959.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 3 is a discussion of Lotze’s early metaphysics and logic. One section is devoted to Lotze’s 1841 Metaphysik, an innovative text in the criticism of the metaphysical tradition and Hegelianism. ... More


In-Between

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

John Philoponus (born around 490, dead sometime in the 570s) devoted his life to the Christianization of Hellenistic thought in general and to the mummification of Ptolemy's Almagest in particular. ... More


The Divine Persons

Thomas Aquinas and Richard J. Regan

in The Power of God: by Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199914395
eISBN:
9780190258351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199914395.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This Question considers the notion of person, its relation to essence, subsistence, and hypostasis, and its presence in the Godhead. It provides answers to the following: (1) How is person related to ... More


The Divine Three: What is a “Person”?

William Hasker

in Metaphysics and the Tri-Personal God

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681518
eISBN:
9780191761560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681518.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

A key question for our understanding of the Trinity is the understanding of “person,” persona, and hypostasis as employed in stating the doctrine. It is proposed to clarify this issue in terms of the ... More


Emmanuel Levinas and the Anxiety of Intersubjective Origins

Bettina Bergo

in Anxiety: A Philosophical History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197539712
eISBN:
9780197539743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197539712.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Levinas radicalized Heidegger’s hermeneutic moods into intensely embodied states and affects, pointing toward their intersubjective connections. His early work challenged Heidegger’s intellectualist ... More


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