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The Body in St Maximus the Confessor
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The Body in St Maximus the Confessor: Holy Flesh, Wholly Deified

Adam G. Cooper

Abstract

Maximus the Confessor (580-662) is increasingly regarded as a theologian of towering ecumenical importance. This book engages the full vista of Maximus’ profound incarnational and cosmic theology with the question: What happens to the body when human beings are deified? The answer unfolds in five chapters under the rubrics of epistemology, cosmology, christology, ecclesiology and spirituality. Each specifies an integral dimension in the Confessor’s theological vision and its central motif, viz. God the Word wills always to be embodied in all things. By virtue of their respective teleological o ... More

Keywords: deification, incarnation, body, embodiment, christology, spirituality, creation, Maximus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199275700
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005 DOI:10.1093/019927570X.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam G. Cooper, author
Pastor of the Lutheran Church of Australia and an honorary fellow of the Classics Department at the University of Melbourne
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