By Hans Urs von Balthasar
Von Balthasar was once an expert at the Church Fathers—Irenaeus, Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, Evagrius Ponticus, Augustine, and specially, Maximus the Confessor. This masterpiece on Maximus broke new flooring at the moment. next variations integrated new fabric from a long time of analysis. this is often the 1st English translation of the most recent variation of this acclaimed work.
This booklet provides a robust, appealing, religiously compelling portrait of the concept of an enormous Christian theologian who may perhaps, for this publication, have remained simply an imprecise identify within the handbooks of patrology. it's in line with an clever and cautious interpreting of Maximus’s personal writings. the following the heritage of theology has develop into itself a fashion of theological reflection.
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