The Ecclesiology of Saint Maximos the Confessor

  title={The Ecclesiology of Saint Maximos the Confessor},
  author={A. Louth},
  journal={International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church},
  pages={109 - 120}
  • A. Louth
  • Published 2004
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church
Abstract Maximos wrote no work expressly on the Church, the nearest being his work, the Mystagogia, on the Divine Liturgy. This article explores the notion of the Church presented in the Mystagogia, which focuses on the action of the Divine Liturgy, and the way in which what happens in the Church is reflected at every level of reality, from the transcendent reality of God, through the manifold unity of the cosmos, to the depths of the human soul. This vision of the Church — at once cosmic… Expand
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141A-146A. French translations from these, together with some other relevant passages, may be found in Appendix II in Riou, Le Monde et l'Église
  • Patrologia Graeca
For more detail, see Larchet's article referred to above
    The letter can be found in Allen-Neil
      The two Centuries on Theology and the Incarnate Dispensation can be found in Patrologia Graeca 90
        These 'two words' must refer in some way to the imperial edicts (the Ekthesis of 638 and the Typos of 648) that promoted monothelitism and forbade any discussion of Orthodox dyothelitism