WorldCat Identities

Maximus Confessor, Saint approximately 580-662

Works: 1,059 works in 2,135 publications in 11 languages and 20,382 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea  Examinations  Commentaries  Manuscripts  Biography  FAQs  Sources  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, cnm, Dedicatee, Honoree, Editor, Attributed name, Contributor, Dubious author, wat
Classifications: BR65.M413, 270.2092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Maximus
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Maximus
The life of the Virgin by Maximus( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long overlooked by scholars, this seventh-century Life of the Virgin, attributed to Maximus the Confessor, is the earliest complete Marian biography. Originally written in Greek and now surviving only in Old Georgian, it is here translated for the first time into English. It is a work that holds profound significance for understanding the history of late ancient and medieval Christianity, providing a rich source for understanding the history of Christian piety. This Life is especially remarkable for its representation of Mary's prominent involvement in her son's ministry and her leadership of the early Christian community. In particular, it reveals highly developed devotion to Mary's compassionate suffering at the Crucifixion, anticipating by several centuries an influential medieval style of devotion known as 'affective piety' whose origins generally have been confined to the Western High Middle Ages."--Jacket
Maximus Confessor : selected writings by Maximus( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On difficulties in Sacred Scripture : the responses to Thalassios by Maximus( Book )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maximos the Confessor (ca. 580-662) is now widely recognized as one of the greatest theological thinkers, not simply in the entire canon of Greek patristic literature, but in the Christian tradition as a whole. A peripatetic monk and prolific writer, his penetrating theological vision found expression in an unparalleled synthesis of biblical exegesis, ascetic spirituality, patristic theology, and Greek philosophy, which is as remarkable for its conceptual sophistication as for its labyrinthine style of composition. On Difficulties in Sacred Scripture, presented here for the first time in a complete English translation (including the 465 scholia), contains Maximos's virtuosic theological interpretations of sixty-five difficult passages from the Old and New Testaments. Because of its great length, along with its linguistic and conceptual difficulty, the work as a whole has been largely neglected. Yet alongside the Ambigua to John, On Difficulties in Sacred Scripture: The Responses to Thalassios deserves to be ranked as the Confessor's greatest work and one of the most important patristic treatises on the interpretation of Scripture, combining the interconnected traditions of monastic devotion to the Bible, the biblical exegesis of Origen, the sophisticated symbolic theology of Dionysius the Areopagite, and the rich spiritual anthropology of Greek Christian asceticism inspired by the Cappadocian Fathers"--front flap
St. Maximus the Confessor's Questions and doubts by Maximus( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maximus the Confessor (580–662) was a monk whose writings focused on ascetical interpretations of biblical and patristic works. For his refusal to accept the Monothelite position supported by Emperor Constans II, he was tried as a heretic, his right hand was cut off, and his tongue was cut out. A major theologian of the Byzantine Church, St. Maximus is venerated in both Eastern and Western Christian traditions. Despina Prassas’s translation of the Quaestiones et Dubia presents for the first time in English one of the Confessor’s most significant contributions to early Christian biblical interpretation. The original work is believed to have been written before 626 while the monk was a member of a community located near Constantinople. The text is a series of 239 interrogations and responses addressing theological, philosophical, ascetical, spiritual, and liturgical concerns. In his work, Maximus the Confessor brings together the patristic exegetical aporiai tradition and the spiritual-pedagogical tradition of monastic questions and responses. The overarching theme is the importance of the ascetical life. For Maximus, askesis is a lifelong endeavor that consists of the struggle and discipline to maintain control over the passions. One engages in the ascetical life by taking part in both theoria (contemplation) and praxis (action). To convey this teaching, Maximus uses a number of pedagogical tools including allegory, etymology, number symbolism, and military terminology. Prassas provides a rich historical and contextual background in her introduction to help ground and familiarize the reader with this work. As the first study focused exclusively on the Quaestiones et dubia, this important book will appeal to the growing audience of readers interested in Maximus the Confessor and, more broadly, to scholars and students of early Christianity, early Byzantine monasticism, and patristic biblical exegesis."--
The church, the liturgy, and the soul of man : the Mystagogia of St. Maximus the Confessor by Maximus( Book )

23 editions published between 1599 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maximi confessoris opuscula exegetica duo by Maximus( Book )

18 editions published between 1911 and 1991 in 7 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the cosmic mystery of Jesus Christ : selected writings from St. Maximus the Confessor by Maximus( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides translations from St. Maximus' two main collections of theological reflections - his Ambigua (or Difficulties) and his Questions to Thalassius - plus one of his Christological opuscula, previously unavailable in English. The translations are accompanied by notes. --from back cover
The ascetic life ; The four centuries on charity by Maximus( Book )

28 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maximi Confessoris Ambigua ad Thomam una cum Epistula secunda ad eundem by Maximus( Book )

15 editions published in 2002 in 4 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On difficulties in the Church fathers: the Ambigua by Maximus( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maximos the Confessor (580-662) occupies a unique position in the history of Byzantine philosophy, theology, and spirituality. His profound spiritual experiences and penetrating theological vision found complex and often astonishing expression in his unparalleled command of Greek philosophy, making him one of the most challenging and original Christian thinkers of all time. So thoroughly did his thought come to influence the Byzantine theological tradition that it is impossible to trace the subsequent history of Orthodox Christianity without knowledge of his work. The Ambigua (or 'Book of Difficulties') is Maximo's greatest philosophical and doctrinal work, in which his daring originality, prodigious talent for speculative thinking, and analytical acumen are all on lavish display. In the Ambigua, a broad range of theological topics - cosmology, anthropology, the philosophy of mind and language, allegory, asceticism, and metaphysics - are transformed in a synthesis of Aristotelian logic, Platonic metaphysics, Stoic psychology, and the arithmetical philosophy of a revived Pythagoreanism. The result is a labyrinthine map of the mind's journey to God that figured prominently in the Neoplatonic revival of the Komnenian Renaissance and the Hesychast Controversies of the Late Byzantine period. This remarkable work has never before been available in a critically based edition or English translation."--
Maximi Confessoris Quaestiones ad Thalassium by Maximus( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centuries sur la charité by Maximus( Book )

29 editions published between 1943 and 2017 in French and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a dozen years of monastic life, around 625 perhaps, on the eve of Persian and Arab invasions, who will throw him on the road to exile, Maxime the Confessor records his spiritual experience in the traditional form, the "Kephalaia", a series of a hundred small chapters that can go from two lines to half a page, and each of which formulates a conviction long tested and verified in the monastic life. After the ascetic prowess of the first monks in the fourth century, after the intellectualist excesses of the origenist school of Evagrius Pontic, Maxime wanted to put charity (agape) at the center of the Christian life, hence the title he chooses for these four centuries. There is still, of course, the mark of Evagre, but also that of Origen, Gregory Nazianzen and Pseudo-Denys the Areopagite: all the first masters of spiritual life have contributed their stone to an original building, marked by the powerful personality of Maxime, who in turn nourishes for centuries the East and the West.-- Translation cover page 4
Maximi Confessoris Mystagogia : una cum Latina interpretatione Anastasii Bibliothecarii by Maximus( Book )

15 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scripta saeculi VII vitam Maximi Confessoris illustrantia : una cum latina interpretatione Anastasii Bibliothecarii iuxta posita( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Monde et l'Église selon Maxime le Confesseur by Alain Riou( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in French and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vie de la Vierge by Maximus( Book )

21 editions published in 1986 in 4 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maximi Confessoris Ambigua ad Iohannem, iuxta Iohannis Scotti Eriugenae Latinam interpretationem by Maximus( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in 6 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maximi Confessoris Capita de duabus Christi naturis. Necnon Pseudo-Maximi Confessoris Capita gnostica by Maximus( Book )

11 editions published in 2017 in 3 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ce volume présente la première édition critique de deux collections de 'capita' attribuées à Maxime le Confesseur (580-662). La première œuvre, le "De duabus Christi naturis", n'était autrefois disponible que dans l'édition peu fiable de J.-P. Migne. L'autre ouvrage, les "Capita gnostica", se trouve parmi une série de textes attribués à Maxime le Confesseur et groupés dans une édition par S.L. Epifanovic en 1917. Cependant, ce savant russe ne s'est appuyé que sur un seul manuscrit. De surcroît, l'édition n'a été imprimée qu'à un nombre très restreint d'exemplaires. Cette nouvelle édition, précédée d'une introduction et s'appuyant sur tous les manuscrits disponibles, représente donc un progrès considérable dans les recherches sur l'œuvre de Maxime le Confesseur"
Two hundred chapters on theology by Maximus( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions à Thalassios by Maximus( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.48 (from 0.19 for The Christ ... to 0.92 for Questions ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Maximus Confessor : selected writings
St. Maximus the Confessor's Questions and doubtsOn the cosmic mystery of Jesus Christ : selected writings from St. Maximus the ConfessorThe ascetic life ; The four centuries on charityThe ascetic life ; The four centuries on charityMaximus the ConfessorUnion and distinction in the thought of St. Maximus the ConfessorMicrocosm and mediator : the theological anthropology of Maximus the Confessor
Alternative Names
Chrysopolitanus Maximus

Chrysopolitanus, Maximus 580-662

Chrysopolitanus, Maximus 580-662 helgon

Chrysopolitanus, Maximus, helgon, 580-662

Confessor Maximus

Confessor, Maximus 580-662

Confessor, Maximus 580-662 helgon

Confessor, Maximus, helgon, 580-662

Confessor, Saint

Günah Çıkaran Maksimos

Hagios Maximos, Saint, approximately 580-662

Hagios Maximos, Saint, ca. 580-662

Hitvalló Szent Maximosz görög szerzetes, teológus

Homologetes Maximus

Homologetes, Maximus 580-662

Homologetes, Maximus 580-662 helgon

Homologetes, Maximus, helgon, 580-662

Maime lo Confessaire

Maksim 580-662 Ispovednik

Maksim Ispovednik

Maksim Ispovednik 580-662

Maksim, Ispovednik, prepodobnyĭ, approximately 580-662

Maksim, Ispovednik, prepodobnyĭ, ca. 580-662

Maksim, Ispovednik, prepodobnyj, 580-662

Maksim, Ispovednik, svatý, asi 580-662

Maksim, Izpovednik, prepodobni, approximately 580-662

Maksim, Izpovednik, prepodobni, ca. 580-662

Maksim Spoznavalec

Maksimas iš Krizopolio

Maksimas Išpažinėjas

Maksimas Nuodėmklausys

Mak̕sime 580-662 Aġmsareblisadmi

Mak̕sime Aġmsarebeli 580-662

Makʻsime Aġmsarebeli, Saint, approximately 580-662

Makʻsime Aġmsarebeli, Saint, ca. 580-662

Mak̕sime Aġmsareblisadmi 580-662

Maksimo Muungamadini

Maksimos Bekjenneren

Maksimos Homologetes.

Maksimos Tunnustaja

Maksims Apliecinātājs

Maksym Homologeta

Maksym Wyznawca teolog grecki, święty Kościoła

Maksym z Chrysopolis

Massimo 580-662 il Confessore

Massimo Confessore.

Massimo Confessore saint

Massimo Confessore saint 0580-0662

Massimo Confessore, Saint, approximately 580-662

Massimo Confessore, Saint, ca. 580-662

Massimo Confessore, Santo

Massimo Confessore, santo, 580-662

Massimo il confessore

Massimo il Confessore 580-662

Massimo il Confessore, Saint, approximately 580-662

Massimo il Confessore, Saint, ca. 580-662

Massimo, il Confessore, sant, ca. 580-662

Massimo il Confessore santo e teologo

Massimos 580-662 il Confessore

Massimos il Confessore

Massimos il Confessore 580-662 helgon

Massimos il Confessore, helgon, 580-662

Maxim 580-662 Černorisetz

Maxim 580-662 Chernorizets

Maxim 580-662 der Konfessor

Maxim 580-662 Mărturisitorul

Maxim Cernorisetz

Maxim Černorisetz 580-662

Maxim Černorisetz 580-662 helgon

Maxim Černorisetz, helgon, 580-662

Maxim Chernorizets

Maxim Chernorizets 580-662

Maxim Chernorizets 580-662 helgon

Maxim Chernorizets, helgon, 580-662

Màxim, de Constantinoble, sant, ca. 580-662

Maxim der Konfessor

Maxim der Konfessor 580-662

Maxim der Konfessor 580-662 helgon

Maxim der Konfessor, helgon, 580-662

Màxim, el Confessor

Màxim, el Confessor, sant

Maxim Mărturisitorul

Maxim Mărturisitorul 580-662

Maxim, Mărturisitorul, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maxim, Mărturisitorul, Saint, ca.580-662

Maxim Vyznavač

Maxim Vyznavač byzantský mnich a teolog

Maxime 580-662 de Chrysopolis

Maxime 580-662 le Confesseur

Maxime ca. 580-662 le Confesseur

Maxime de Chrysopolis

Maxime de Chrysopolis 580-662

Maxime de Chrysopolis 580-662 helgon

Maxime de Chrysopolis 580-662 saint

Maxime de Chrysopolis, helgon, 580-662

Maxime de Chrysopolis saint, 580-662

Maxime le confesseur

Maxime le Confesseur 580-662

Maxime le Confesseur 580-662 saint

Maxime, le Confesseur, ca. 580-662

Maxime le Confesseur moine et théologien byzantin

Maxime le Confesseur saint

Maxime le Confesseur saint 0580-0662

Maxime le Confesseur, saint, 580-662

Maxime le Confesseur, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maxime le Confesseur, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maxime le Confesseur Saint catholique

Maxime, le Confesseur, sant, ca. 580-662

Maxime, le Confesseur, Santo

Maxime saint

Maxime saint 0580-0662

Maximo de Constantinopla, Santo ca. 580-662

Máximo de Crisópolis, Santo

Máximo el Confesor

Máximo, el Confesor, sant, ca. 580-662

Máximo o Confesor

Máximo, o Confessor


Maximos 580-662 Confessor

Maximos 580-662 der Bekenner

Maximos 580-662 Hagios

Maximos 580-662 Homologetes

Maximos 580-662 Kōnstantinupoleōs

Maximos 580-662 the Confessor

Maximos Bekännaren

Maximos Bekännaren 580-662 helgon

Maximos Bekännaren bysantinsk teolog, kyrkofader

Maximos Bekännaren, helgon, 580-662

Maximos Bekjenneren

Maximos ca. 580-662 ho Homologētos

Maximos Confessor

Maximos Confessor 580-662

Maximos Confessor 580-662 helgon

Maximos Confessor, helgon, 580-662

Maximos Confessor, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maximos Confessor, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maximos der Bekenner

Maximos der Bekenner 580-662

Maximos, der Bekenner, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maximos, der Bekenner, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maximos Hagios

Maximos Hagios 580-662

Maximos ho Gkraikos

Maximos ho Gkraikos, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maximos ho Gkraikos, Saint, ca. 580-662

Máximos ho homologētḗs saint

Máximos ho homologētḗs saint 0580-0662

Maximos ho Homologētēs, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maximos ho Homologētēs, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maximos, ho Homologētos, ca. 580-662

Maximos ho Homologītīs

Máximos ho homologītī́s saint

Máximos ho homologītī́s saint 0580-0662

Maximos Homologetes

Maximos Homologetes 580-662

Maximos Homologetes 580-662 helgon

Maximos Homologetes, helgon, 580-662

Maximos Homologetes saint

Maximos Homologetes saint 0580-0662

Maximos, Homologētēs, svatý, asi 580-662

Maximos Homologetus

Maximos Kōnstantinupoleōs 580-662

Maximos 'o 'Omologētēs, saint

Maximos o Omologītīs

Maximos Omologêtês

Maximos saint

Maximos saint 0580-0662

Maximos the Confessor

Maximos the Confessor 580-662

Maximos the Confessor 580-662 Saint

Maximos the Confessor, Saint, 580-662


Maximus 580-662 Abbas

Maximus 580-662 Chrysopolitanus

Maximus 580-662 Constantinopolitanus

Maximus 580-662 der Bekenner

Maximus 580-662 Martyr

Maximus 580-662 Monachus

Maximus 580-662 Sanctus

Maximus 580-662 Theologus

Maximus 580-662 tu Homologetēs

Maximus 580-662 von Chrysopolis

Maximus 580-662 von Konstantinopel

Maximus Abbas

Maximus Abbas 580-662

Maximus Abbas 580-662 helgon

Maximus Abbas, helgon, 580-662

Maximus, Beatus 580-662

Maximus bekjenneren

Maximus ca. 580-662 de Belijder

Maximus ca. 580-662 der Bekenner

Maximus ca. 580-662 the Confessor

Maximus Chrysopolitanus

Maximus Chrysopolitanus 580-662

Maximus Chrysopolitanus 580-662 helgon

Maximus Chrysopolitanus, helgon, 580-662

Maximus Confessor

Maximus confessor 580-662

Maximus Confessor (s. ; ca 580-662). [m]

Maximus, Confessor, Saint

Maximus Confessor saint 0580-0662

Maximus, Confessor, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maximus Confessor, Santo

Maximus Confessor, Santo ca. 580-662

Maximus, Confessor, svatý, asi 580-662

Maximus, Confessor, svētais, ap 580-662

Maximus Confessor theologischer Gelehrter und kaiserlicher Sekretär in Konstantinopel

Maximus Confessor theoloog uit Byzantijnse Rijk (580-662)

Maximus Constantinopolitanus

Maximus Constantinopolitanus 580-662

Maximus Constantinopolitanus 580-662 helgon

Maximus Constantinopolitanus, helgon, 580-662

Maximus, de Belijder, ca. 580-662

Maximus der Bekenner

Maximus der Bekenner 580-662

Maximus der Bekenner 580-662 helgon

Maximus, der Bekenner, ca. 580-662

Maximus der Bekenner, helgon, 580-662

Maximus, der Bekenner, Santo

Maximus Homologetes

Maximus Martyr

Maximus Martyr 580-662

Maximus Monachus

Maximus Monachus 580-662

Maximus monk

Maximus of Constantinople

Maximus of Constantinople, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maximus of Constantinople, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maximus, of Constantinople, sant, ca. 580-662

Maximus saint

Maximus saint 0580-0662

Maximus, Saint, the Confessor, approximately 580-662

Maximus, Saint, the Confessor, ca. 580-662

Maximus Sanctus

Maximus Sanctus 580-662

Maximus Sanctus 580-662 helgon

Maximus Sanctus, helgon, 580-662

Maximus Sang Syahid

Maximus the Confessor

Maximus, the Confessor, ca. 580-662

Maximus the Confessor Christian saint and theologian

Maximus the Confessor saint

Maximus the Confessor saint 0580-0662

Maximus, the Confessor, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maximus, the Confessor, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maximus, the Confessor, sant, ca. 580-662

Maximus, the Theologian, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maximus, the Theologian, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maximus Theologus

Maximus Theologus 580-662

Maximus Theologus 580-662 helgon

Maximus Theologus, helgon, 580-662

Maximus tu Homologetēs 580-662

Maximus von Chrysopolis

Maximus von Chrysopolis 580-662

Maximus von Chrysopolis 580-662 helgon

Maximus von Chrysopolis, helgon, 580-662

Maximus von Konstantinopel

Maximus von Konstantinopel 580-662

Maximus von Konstantinopel 580-662 helgon

Maximus von Konstantinopel, helgon, 580-662

Sankta Maksimo la Konfesanto

Sfântul Maxim, Saint, approximately 580-662

Sfântul Maxim, Saint, ca. 580-662

St. Maximus the confessor


Μάξιμος ο Ομολογητής

Μάξινος ὁ ὁνολογητής saint

Μάξινος ὁ ὁνολογητής saint 0580-0662

Максим Исповедник

Максим, Исповедник, svētais, ap 580-662

Максим Исповедник ок.580-662

Максим Сповідник

Մաքսիմոս Խոստովանող

מקסימוס המוודה

معترف ماکسیموس

مكسيمس الراهب

ܡܰܟܣܝܡܘܣ ܕܰܝܪܳܝܐ

მაქსიმე აღმსარებელი

고백자 막시무스