+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Origen of Alexandria and St. Maximus the Confessor - Edward Moore

Origen of Alexandria and St. Maximus the Confessor

Paperback Published: 1st February 2005
ISBN: 9781581122619
Number Of Pages: 232

Share This Book:
Ships in 7 to 10 business days

Earn 140 Qantas Points
on this Book

The revision of Origen's philosophical theology by St. Maximus the Confessor resulted in an eschatology involving the replacement of the human ego by the divine presence. In this study, I will examine the theological developments that led to this loss of a sense of human freedom and creativity in the face of the divine, tracing the influence of Origen's eschatology through the Cappadocian Fathers, Evagrius Ponticus and others, up to Maximus. This will allow me to show the manner in which Origen's humanistic theology was misunderstood and misinterpreted throughout the Patristic era, culminating in the anti-personalistic system of Maximus. Special attention will be paid to the development of Christian Neoplatonism, and how Christian contacts with the pagan philosophical schools came to have a profound effect on Eastern Patristic theology and philosophy. The final section of this study will suggest some ways in which the history of Patristic eschatology - especially Origen and Maximus - may serve as a fruitful source for contemporary theologians who are concerned with issues of personhood, creativity, and existential authenticity.

ISBN: 9781581122619
ISBN-10: 1581122616
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st February 2005
Publisher: Dissertation.com
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.42  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.42

Earn 140 Qantas Points
on this Book

This product is categorised by