The Body in St Maximus the Confessor
Holy Flesh, Wholly Deified
By (author) Adam G. Cooper
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Body in St Maximus the Confessor by Adam G. Cooper
Book DescriptionContemporary scholarship recognizes in Maximus the Confessor a theologian of towering intellectual importance. In this book Adam G. Cooper puts to him a question which from the origins of Christian thought has constituted an interpretative crux for catholic Christianity: what is the place of the material order and, specifically, of the human body, in God's creative, redemptive, and perfective economies? While the study builds upon the insights of other efforts in Maximian scholarship, it primarily presents an engagement with the full vista of Maximus's own writings, providing a unique contribution towards an intelligent apprehension of this erudite but often impenetrable theological mind.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199275700
(224mm x 146mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Adam G. Cooper
Adam G. Cooper is a Pastor of the Lutheran Church of Australia.
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