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To see into the life of things : the contemplation of nature in Maximus the Confessor and his predecessors

Author: Joshua Lollar
Publisher: Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols, [2013] ©2013
Series: Monothéismes et philosophie.
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This work provides a synthetic treatment of Maximus the Confessor's Ambigua to John, a collection of texts uniquely expressive of the speculative contours of his thought. Maximus the Confessor (580-662) is one of the great minds of the Christian tradition and his Ambigua to John are a collection of texts uniquely expressive of the speculative contours of his thought. They have not, however, received a synthetic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
Named Person: Maximus, Confessor Saint
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Lollar
ISBN: 9782503548937 2503548938
OCLC Number: 847550286
Notes: Originally presented as the author's doctoral thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Notre Dame, 2011.
Description: 357 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Monothéismes et philosophie.
Responsibility: Joshua Lollar.

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This work provides a synthetic treatment of Maximus the Confessor's Ambigua to John, a collection of texts uniquely expressive of the speculative contours of his thought. Maximus the Confessor (580-662) is one of the great minds of the Christian tradition and his Ambigua to John are a collection of texts uniquely expressive of the speculative contours of his thought. They have not, however, received a synthetic treatment until now. This work provides such a synthetic treatment and argues that Maximus' central concern in the Ambigua to John is to articulate the nature of philosophy and, more precisely, the scope of the contemplation of nature within the philosophical life, where philosophy, the love of wisdom, is nothing less than the love of the Divine. Part I of this study provides a thorough background in Greek philosophical and patristic philosophies of nature, showing how Maximus' predecessors understood knowledge of the world in relation to philosophical life, discourse, and praxis. Part II studies the contemplation of nature in the Ambigua and analyzes Maximus' account of human affectivity in the world, his account of the coherence of philosophical life (praxis and contemplation) as a response to this affectivity, his understanding of the relation between God and the world, and his reconciliation of these various aspects of philosophy in the Christian economy of salvation, which he understands as the renewal of nature and its contemplation.--Publisher.

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