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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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Knowing the Trinity

Knowing the Trinity

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(p.69) 5 Knowing the Trinity
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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/9780199296118.003.0006

Discusses Maximian spirituality from a Trinitarian viewpoint. The question of movement in the Godhead is discussed, as well as the mystical ascent of the human person to the vision of God the Trinity (signified in Scripture by the three angels visiting Abraham). The fulfilment of this ascent is the realization of the imago Trinitatis in the soul of the deified person (signified in Scripture by the person of Abraham).

Keywords:   mystical ascent, vision, movement, Abraham, soul

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