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Byzantine Christ Person, Nature, and Will in the Christology of Saint Maximus the Confessor

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ISBN-10: 0199258643

ISBN-13: 9780199258642

Edition: 2004

Authors: Demetrios Bathrellos

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St Maximus the Confessor is one of the giants of Christian theology. His doctrine of two wills gave the final shape to ancient Christology and was ratified by the Sixth Ecumenical Council in AD 681. This study throws new light upon one of the most interesting periods of historical and systematic theology. Its focus is the seventh century, the century that saw the rapid expansion of Islam, and the Empire's failed attempt to retain many of its south-eastern provinces by inventing and promoting the heresy of Monothelitism (only one will in Christ) as a bridge between the Byzantine Church and the anti-Chalcedonian Churches which prevailed in some of these areas. From the point of view of…    
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List price: $245.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/13/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.43" wide x 8.50" long x 0.74" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction
From the Fourth Century to Chalcedon and Beyond
Introduction
Apollinarism
Nestorianism
St Cyril of Alexandria
The Council of Chalcedon
The Anti-Chalcedonian Challenge
The Post-Chalcedonian Response
The Fifth Ecumenical Council
Conclusions
The Monothelite Heresy of the Seventh Century
Introduction
Historical Outline
Reviewing the Literature
The Christology of the Monothelites of the Seventh Century
The Background of the Monothelite Heresy of the Seventh Century
Conclusions and Assessment
The Dyothelite Christology of St Maximus the Confessor
Introduction
Person-Hypostasis, Nature-Essence, Unity and Distinction in the Christology of St Maximus
The Notion of Will in St Maximus
St Maximus' Defence of Dyothelite Christology
The Particularity and Function of the Human Will of Jesus Christ According to St Maximus
Further Issues Relating to St Maximus' Dyothelite Christology and their Theological Significance
Introduction
Person or Nature? Leo, Maximus, and the Question of the Subject of Willing
Concluding Remarks on St Maximus' Understanding of the Will and its Theological Significance
St Maximus' Early Acceptance of `One Energy' and the Possibility of a Legitimate Monothelite Terminology
Epilogue