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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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Imagery

Imagery

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(p.35) 2 Imagery
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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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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.003.0003

Introduces the various images and metaphors of Maximian theology. These are metaphors that describe the reality of simultaneous union and distinction, and of oneness and multiplicity. The following imagery is examined: fire and light; the deified human person; body and soul; circle, centre, and radii; multiple lights, single illumination; stone and colours.

Keywords:   image, metaphor, light, the deified human person, body and soul, circle, centre, and radii

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