Cosmic Liturgy: The Universe According to Maximus the Confessor (Communio Books)

Cosmic Liturgy: The Universe According to Maximus the Confessor (Communio Books)


Maximus the Confessor, saint and martyr, is the theologian of synthesis: of Rome and Byzantium, of antiquity and the center a while, reexcavating the good treasures of Christian culture, which at the moment were buried through imperial and ecclesial censure. Von Balthasar was once an expert at the Church Fathers--Irenaeus, Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine, and in particular, Maximus the Confessor. This masterpiece on Maximus broke new floor at the moment. this can be the 1st English translation of the newest version of this acclaimed paintings. This booklet offers a strong, appealing, religiously compelling portrait of the idea of a massive Christian theologian who may well, for this ebook, have remained in basic terms an vague identify within the handbooks of patrology. the following the historical past of theology has turn into itself a fashion of theological mirrored image.

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