Exegesis and spiritual pedagogy in St Maximus the Confessor by Paul M. Blowers

By Paul M. Blowers

Maximus the Confessor (580–662) is famous by way of historians of Christian notion for his contributions to philosophical theology within the jap Christian culture. His moment greatest paintings, the Quaestiones advert Thalassium, is a suite of his responses to a wide selection of questions about tricky or imprecise scriptural texts that his buddy the Libyan monk Thalassius had posed to him. previous stories of Maximus’s theology have used and brought up the Quaestiones advert Thalassium as a resource, yet this booklet is the 1st really good research of this accomplished paintings in its personal right.
Paul M. Blowers examines Maximus’s function as an expositor of scripture and non secular father within the Byzantine monastic culture, illuminating the connection among Maximus the philosopher-theologian and Maximus the monastic pedagogue. the 1st chapters holiday new flooring in exploring the style, historical past, and monastic context of the Quaestiones advert Thalassium. The publication then outlines Maximus’s hermeneutical theology and exegetical method as formed inside of his greater method of concept. Translated excerpts from the Quaestiones advert Thalassium are interwoven into this examine to provide the reader larger entry to Maximus’s personal discourses.

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