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Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor$
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Melchisedec Törönen

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199296118

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.001.0001

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

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.003.0002

Describes Maximus' life and his place within the intellectual world of the Late Antiquity. It examines the logical tools Maximus makes use of in his theology, such as the Porphyrian Tree and the distinction between the universal and the particular. Also such concepts as union, difference, whole, and part, as well as the Plotinian notion of the Universal Intellect are discussed.

Keywords:   difference, the universal, the particular, union, distinction, difference, the universal intellect, whole, part

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