By Melchisedec Törönen

Union and contrast within the considered St Maximus the Confessor provides the writings of a key determine in Byzantine theology within the mild of the topics of solidarity and variety. the primary of simultaneous union and contrast kinds the center of Maximus' idea, pervading each quarter of his theology. it may be summarized as: issues united stay specified and with out confusion in an inseparable union. As Melchisedec Törönen indicates, this grasp subject matter additionally resonates in modern theological and philosophical discussions.

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L. G. Westerink (Amsterdam: NorthHolland Publishing Company, 1967); and H. J. Blumenthal, ‘Pseudo-Elias and the Isagoge Commentaries again’, RMPh 124 (1981), 188–92. Stephen seems to have played a role at the beginnings of the Armenian story, too. See Jean-Pierre Mahé, ‘Quadrivium et cursus d’études au VIIe siécle en Arménie et dans le monde byzantin: d’aprés le “K’nnikon” d’Anania Sirakac’i’, Travaux et mémoires, 10 (1987), 159–206. 37 See Albert van Roey, ‘Une controverse christologique sous le patriarcat de Pierre de Callinique’, in Symposium Syriacum 1976 (OCA 205, Rome: Pontificium Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1978), 349–57; and here below, Ch.

71 All these are unions within the realm of the created. If we now move from the level of the universal to that of the particular, we shall see that there too both simultaneous union and distinction is required. 72 The logos of each and every being remains distinct from the other logoi even in their supreme union in the one Logos. They retain their individual particularity and do not cease to be particular logoi. ’73 Similar logic prevails in Maximus’ Trinitarian theology and ecclesiology, too.

If we now move from the level of the universal to that of the particular, we shall see that there too both simultaneous union and distinction is required. 72 The logos of each and every being remains distinct from the other logoi even in their supreme union in the one Logos. They retain their individual particularity and do not cease to be particular logoi. ’73 Similar logic prevails in Maximus’ Trinitarian theology and ecclesiology, too. THE UNIVERSAL INTELLECT A striking parallel to Maximus’ view of the union of the logoi in the One Logos can be found among the Neoplatonists in their description of the world of Forms.

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