By Hans Urs von Balthasar
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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