Thursdays, 10.30-12.15, aula 1
Maximus the Confessor provides a synthesis of the Patristic tradition regarding the human person in relation to God. He develops an anthropology that is developed in concert with his Christology and shows that the deification of the human person is already accomplished in Christ as its ground and exemplar.
Maxmus the Confessor, Selected Writings, trans. George C. Berthold (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1985).
Andrew Louth, Maximus the Confessor (London: Routledge, 1996).
Maximus the Confessor, On Difficulties in the Church Fathers, ed. Nicholas Constas, 2 vols. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014).
Seventh-century Christological controversies
Trial of Maximus in Berthold, 15-31.
First readings in Maximus's anthropology
Letter 2: on Love in Louth, 81-93; Four Hundred Chapters on Love in Berthold, 33-98.
Initial Christological explorations
Opuscule 7 and Opuscule 3 in Louth 180-198.
Developing Maximus's anthropology
Commentary on the Our Father and Chapters on Knowledge in Berthold, 99-180.
The Church's Mystagogy in Berthold, 181-225.
Systematic reflections (1)
Ambigua to Thomas, 1-5 in Constas, vol. 1, 1-59 (Ambiguum or Difficulty 5 is also in Louth, 171-179).
Systematic reflections (2)
Ambigua 6-10 (to John) in Constas, vol. 1, 62-343 (Ambiguum or Difficulty 10 is also in Louth, 94-154).
Systematic refections (3)
Ambigua to John 11-40 in Constas, vol 1, 344-451 and vol. 2, 1-101.
Systematic reflections (4)
Amgigua to John 41-71 in Constas, vol. 2, 122-351 (Ambiguum or Difficulty 41 is also in Louth, 155-162).
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