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By Hans Urs von Balthasar

Maximus the Confessor, saint and martyr, is the theologian of synthesis: of Rome and Byzantium, of japanese and Western theology, of antiquity and the center a long time, reexcavating the nice treasures of Christian culture, which at the moment were buried through imperial and ecclesial censure.

Von Balthasar used to be an expert at the Church Fathers—Irenaeus, Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, Evagrius Ponticus, Augustine, and primarily, Maximus the Confessor. This masterpiece on Maximus broke new flooring at the moment. next variations integrated new fabric from a long time of study. this can be the 1st English translation of the newest version of this acclaimed work.

This e-book provides a strong, beautiful, religiously compelling portrait of the concept of a big Christian theologian who could, for this booklet, have remained simply an imprecise identify within the handbooks of patrology. it really is in accordance with an clever and cautious studying of Maximus’s personal writings. right here the background of theology has turn into itself a fashion of theological reflection.

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