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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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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.003.0009

A discussion of the language of ‘union without confusion’, so characteristic of the theology Maximus follows which rejects any separation or confusion in Christ. The notions of ‘union without confusion’ and ‘interpenetration’ are discussed. The Neoplatonist Porphyry and St Cyril of Alexandria also feature in this chapter.

Keywords:   union without confusion, separation, Porphyry, Cyril of Alexandria, interpenetration

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