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Microcosm and mediator : the theological anthropology of Maximus the Confessor

Author: Lars Thunberg; A M Allchin
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The focus of Microcosm and Mediator is Maximus's anthropology, his highly developed general reflections on human nature. Maximus understands man as, not only a being--a microcosm--who reflects the constitution of the created universe, but also as being--a mediator--created in the image of God, whose task it is, in Christ, to reconcile the spiritual and the sensible into one homegeneous unity.--From publisher's  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thunberg, Lars, 1928-
Microcosm and mediator.
Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, ©1995
(OCoLC)604866809
Named Person: Maximus, Confessor Saint; Maximus, Confessor Saint; Maximus, Confessor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Thunberg; A M Allchin
ISBN: 081269211X 9780812692112 0812692101 9780812692105
OCLC Number: 32468155
Description: xx, 488 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Christological background --
The cosmological context --
Maximus' anthropology in general --
Some elements of Maximus' psychology --
Establishing the microcosm --
Performing the task of mediation.
Responsibility: Lars Thunberg ; foreword by A.M. Allchin.

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The focus of Microcosm and Mediator is Maximus's anthropology, his highly developed general reflections on human nature. Maximus understands man as, not only a being--a microcosm--who reflects the constitution of the created universe, but also as being--a mediator--created in the image of God, whose task it is, in Christ, to reconcile the spiritual and the sensible into one homegeneous unity.--From publisher's description.

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