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Maximus Confessor, Saint approximately 580-662

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Works: 612 works in 1,382 publications in 9 languages and 17,467 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Examinations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Manuscripts  Biography 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Dedicatee, Dubious author, Other
Classifications: BR65.M413, 270.2
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The life of the Virgin by Maximus( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long overlooked by scholars, this seventh-century Life of the Virgin, attributed to Maximus the Confessor, is the earliest complete Marian biography. Originally written in Greek and now surviving only in Old Georgian, it is here translated for the first time into English. It is a work that holds profound significance for understanding the history of late ancient and medieval Christianity, providing a rich source for understanding the history of Christian piety. This Life is especially remarkable for its representation of Mary's prominent involvement in her son's ministry and her leadership of the early Christian community. In particular, it reveals highly developed devotion to Mary's compassionate suffering at the Crucifixion, anticipating by several centuries an influential medieval style of devotion known as 'affective piety' whose origins generally have been confined to the Western High Middle Ages."--Jacket
Maximus Confessor : selected writings by Maximus( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Maximus the Confessor's Questions and doubts by Maximus( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maximus the Confessor (580–662) was a monk whose writings focused on ascetical interpretations of biblical and patristic works. For his refusal to accept the Monothelite position supported by Emperor Constans II, he was tried as a heretic, his right hand was cut off, and his tongue was cut out. A major theologian of the Byzantine Church, St. Maximus is venerated in both Eastern and Western Christian traditions. Despina Prassas’s translation of the Quaestiones et Dubia presents for the first time in English one of the Confessor’s most significant contributions to early Christian biblical interpretation. The original work is believed to have been written before 626 while the monk was a member of a community located near Constantinople. The text is a series of 239 interrogations and responses addressing theological, philosophical, ascetical, spiritual, and liturgical concerns. In his work, Maximus the Confessor brings together the patristic exegetical aporiai tradition and the spiritual-pedagogical tradition of monastic questions and responses. The overarching theme is the importance of the ascetical life. For Maximus, askesis is a lifelong endeavor that consists of the struggle and discipline to maintain control over the passions. One engages in the ascetical life by taking part in both theoria (contemplation) and praxis (action). To convey this teaching, Maximus uses a number of pedagogical tools including allegory, etymology, number symbolism, and military terminology. Prassas provides a rich historical and contextual background in her introduction to help ground and familiarize the reader with this work. As the first study focused exclusively on the Quaestiones et dubia, this important book will appeal to the growing audience of readers interested in Maximus the Confessor and, more broadly, to scholars and students of early Christianity, early Byzantine monasticism, and patristic biblical exegesis."--
The church, the liturgy, and the soul of man : the Mystagogia of St. Maximus the Confessor by Maximus( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the cosmic mystery of Jesus Christ : selected writings from St. Maximus the Confessor by Maximus( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides translations from St. Maximus' two main collections of theological reflections - his Ambigua (or Difficulties) and his Questions to Thalassius - plus one of his Christological opuscula, previously unavailable in English. The translations are accompanied by notes. --from back cover
The ascetic life ; The four centuries on charity by Maximus( Book )

20 editions published between 1925 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Litteraturhenvisninger og noter s. 211-266
Maximi confessoris opuscula exegetica duo by Maximus( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in 7 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On difficulties in the Church fathers: the Ambigua by Maximus( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maximos the Confessor (580-662) occupies a unique position in the history of Byzantine philosophy, theology, and spirituality. His profound spiritual experiences and penetrating theological vision found complex and often astonishing expression in his unparalleled command of Greek philosophy, making him one of the most challenging and original Christian thinkers of all time. So thoroughly did his thought come to influence the Byzantine theological tradition that it is impossible to trace the subsequent history of Orthodox Christianity without knowledge of his work. The Ambigua (or 'Book of Difficulties') is Maximo's greatest philosophical and doctrinal work, in which his daring originality, prodigious talent for speculative thinking, and analytical acumen are all on lavish display. In the Ambigua, a broad range of theological topics - cosmology, anthropology, the philosophy of mind and language, allegory, asceticism, and metaphysics - are transformed in a synthesis of Aristotelian logic, Platonic metaphysics, Stoic psychology, and the arithmetical philosophy of a revived Pythagoreanism. The result is a labyrinthine map of the mind's journey to God that figured prominently in the Neoplatonic revival of the Komnenian Renaissance and the Hesychast Controversies of the Late Byzantine period. This remarkable work has never before been available in a critically based edition or English translation."--
Maximi Confessoris Quaestiones ad Thalassium by Maximus( Book )

in 3 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions à Thalassios by Maximus( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maximi Confessoris Mystagogia : una cum Latina interpretatione Anastasii Bibliothecarii by Maximus( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scripta saeculi VII vitam Maximi Confessoris illustrantia : una cum latina interpretatione Anastasii Bibliothecarii iuxta posita( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven Greek documents and their translation into Latin by the ninth-century Anastasius Bibliothecarius
Centuries sur la charité by Maximus( Book )

20 editions published between 1943 and 2017 in French and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après une douzaine d'années de vie monastique, vers 625 peut-être, à la veille des invasions perse et avare, puis arabe qui le jetteront sur les routes de l'exil, Maxime le Confesseur consigne son expérience spirituelle sous la forme alors traditionnelle de la "centurie", suite de cent petits chapitres qui peuvent aller de deux lignes à une demi-page, et dont chacun formule une conviction longuement éprouvée et vérifiée dans la vie monastique. Après les prouesses ascétiques des premiers moines au quatrième siècle, après les excès intellectualistes de l'école origéniste d'Évagre le Pontique, Maxime a voulu remettre la charité (agapé) au centre de la vie chrétienne, d'où le titre qu'il choisit pour ces quatre centuries. On y trouve encore, bien sûr, la marque d'Évagre, mais aussi celle d'Origène, de Grégoire de Nazianze et du Pseudo-Denys l'Aréopagite : tous les premiers maîtres de vie spirituelle ont apporté leur pierre à un édifice original, marqué par la puissante personalité de Maxime, qui à son tour nourrira pendant des siècles l'Orient et l'Occident.--Cover page 4
Maximi Confessoris Ambigua ad Thomam una cum Epistula secunda ad eundem by Maximus( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Monde et l'Église selon Maxime le Confesseur by Alain Riou( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in French and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vie de la Vierge by Maximus( Book )

18 editions published in 1986 in 4 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hundred chapters on theology by Maximus( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ps.-Maximus confessor : erste kritische Edition einer Redaktion des sacro-profanen Florilegiums Loci communes by Maximus( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions à Thalassios by Maximus( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maximi Confessoris Quaestiones ad Thalassium by Maximus( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Maximus Confessor : selected writings
Alternative Names
Hagios Maximos, Saint, approximately 580-662

Hagios Maximos, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maksim Ispovednik

Maksim, Ispovednik, prepodobnyĭ, approximately 580-662

Maksim, Ispovednik, prepodobnyĭ, ca. 580-662

Maksim, Izpovednik, prepodobni, approximately 580-662

Maksim, Izpovednik, prepodobni, ca. 580-662

Makʻsime Aġmsarebeli, Saint, approximately 580-662

Makʻsime Aġmsarebeli, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maksimos Bekjenneren

Maksimos Homologetes.

Massimo Confessore.

Massimo Confessore, Saint, approximately 580-662

Massimo Confessore, Saint, ca. 580-662

Massimo Confessore, santo, 580-662

Massimo il confessore

Massimo il Confessore, Saint, approximately 580-662

Massimo il Confessore, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maxim, Mărturisitorul, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maxim, Mărturisitorul, Saint, ca.580-662

Maxime de Chrysopolis.

Maxime le confesseur

Maxime, le Confesseur, ca. 580-662

Maxime le Confesseur, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maxime le Confesseur, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maximos.

Maximos Bekjenneren

Maximos Confessor, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maximos Confessor, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maximos der Bekenner.

Maximos, der Bekenner, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maximos, der Bekenner, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maximos ho Gkraikos, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maximos ho Gkraikos, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maximos ho Homologētēs, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maximos ho Homologētēs, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maximos, ho Homologētos, ca. 580-662

Maximus.

Maximus Chrysopolitanus, 580-662

Maximus Confessor (s. ; ca 580-662). [m]

Maximus Confessor, Saint

Maximus, Confessor, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maximus, de Belijder, ca. 580-662

Maximus der Bekenner

Maximus, der Bekenner, ca. 580-662

Maximus Homologetes

Maximus Monachus.

Maximus of Constantinople, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maximus of Constantinople, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maximus, Saint, the Confessor, approximately 580-662

Maximus, Saint, the Confessor, ca. 580-662

Maximus, the Confessor, ca. 580-662

Maximus, the Confessor, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maximus, the Confessor, Saint, ca. 580-662

Maximus, the Theologian, Saint, approximately 580-662

Maximus, the Theologian, Saint, ca. 580-662

Sfântul Maxim, Saint, approximately 580-662

Sfântul Maxim, Saint, ca. 580-662

St. Maximus the confessor

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St. Maximus the Confessor's Questions and doubtsOn the cosmic mystery of Jesus Christ : selected writings from St. Maximus the ConfessorThe ascetic life ; The four centuries on charityThe ascetic life ; The four centuries on charityMaximus the ConfessorUnion and distinction in the thought of St. Maximus the ConfessorMaximus the Confessor and his companions : documents from exile