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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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The Divine Ideas and the Creation of the Cosmos

The Divine Ideas and the Creation of the Cosmos

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(p.21) 2 The Divine Ideas and the Creation of the Cosmos
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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/9780199237142.003.0002

‘Exemplarism’ is the doctrine that the cosmos is created and ordered by God from divine Ideas. This way of thinking is sketched from Plato to the Cappadocian fathers. Maximus' doctrine of the logoi is a kind of exemplarism. The chapter ends with a detailed discussion of Maximus' doctrine of creation.

Keywords:   divine Ideas, exemplarism, creation, logoi

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