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The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor$
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Torstein Tollefsen

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199237142

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237142.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
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The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor
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Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237142.003.0001

The Introduction contains a brief description of the topic ‘Christocentric cosmology’. Maximus' writings and their interpretation are discussed. The central topics are Maximus as a philosopher and his knowledge of philosophical sources beyond what is written by Christian thinkers. Some lines in the development of modern research are described.

Keywords:   Christocentric cosmology, modern research, philosopher, philosophical sources, writings

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