The Philokalia, Volume 2The Philokalia, Volume 2
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The Philokalia is a collection of texts written between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries by the spiritual masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition. First published in Greek in 1782, then translated into Slavonic and later into Russian, The Philokalia has exercised an influence far greater than that of any book apart from the Bible in the recent history of the Orthodox Church. It is concerned with themes of universal importance: how man may develop his inner powers and awake from illusion; how he may overcome fragmentation and achieve spiritual wholeness; how he may attain the life of contemplative stillness and union with God.

Includes the writings of St. Theodoros the Great Ascetic, St. Maximos the Confessor, St. Thalassios, St. John of Damaskos and St. Theognostos.

On the Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ: (Popular Patristics)On the Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ: (Popular Patristics)
Maximus the Confessor
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New translations from two of Maximus's main collections of theological reflection - Ambigua and Questions to Thalassius - and one of his Christological works. See for yourself the grand vision Maximus set forth, as well as his incredible grasp of the complexities of human nature. 184 pages, softcover.

Cosmic Liturgy: The Universe According to Maximus the ConfessorCosmic Liturgy: The Universe According to Maximus the Confessor
Hans Urs von Balthasar
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The spirituality of this Eastern Orthodox giant has never been better handled than in this legendary monograph by von Balthasar, who reveals how Maximus cannot speak of the salvation of the human race apart from the created cosmos, nor ever separate nature from grace. 420 pages, softcover. Ignatius.

Maximum the Confessor: Selected Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)Maximum the Confessor: Selected Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)
Maximus the Confessor
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Maximus Confessor: Selected Writings contains critically selected writings from Maximus the Confessor on love, The Lord's Prayer in addition to his theological and philosophical reflections that would prove critical to the triumph of Orthodoxy during the Monothelite controversy at the Sixth Ecumenical Council. Maximus is called the Confessor because of his sufferings and labors for the true Christian faith. During the seventh century when the monothelite heresy (belief that Christ had only one will--a divine one) plagued the Church, Maximus eloquently demonstrated that Christ had both human and divine natures, as well as both a human and divine will. From the introduction to this volume, Jaroslav Pelikan highlights the relevance of Maximus' writings for today. "It was the genius of Maximus the Confessor that, in a measure that has been granted only to a few, he was fully bilingual, affirming by means of negation and speaking both the language of spirituality and the language of theology with equal fluency."


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