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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 have been buried by means of imperial and ecclesial censure.

Von Balthasar was once an expert at the Church Fathers—Irenaeus, Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, Evagrius Ponticus, Augustine, and peculiarly, Maximus the Confessor. This masterpiece on Maximus broke new floor at the moment. next versions integrated new fabric from a long time of analysis. this is often the 1st English translation of the most recent variation of this acclaimed work.

This publication provides a strong, appealing, religiously compelling portrait of the idea of an incredible Christian theologian who may, for this e-book, have remained in simple terms an vague identify within the handbooks of patrology. it truly is in response to an clever and cautious examining of Maximus’s personal writings. the following the historical past of theology has turn into itself a manner of theological reflection.

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