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Author: Demetrios Bathrellos
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Title: The Byzantine Christ: Person, Nature, and Will in the Christology of Saint Maximus the Confessor (Oxford Early Christian Studies)
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The Byzantine Christ: Person, Nature, and Will in the Christology of Saint Maximus the Confessor (Oxford Early Christian Studies) by Demetrios Bathrellos



St Maximus the Confessor is one of the giants of Christian theology. His doctrine of two wills gave the final shape to ancient Christology and was ratified by the Sixth Ecumenical Council in AD 681. This study throws new light upon one of the most interesting periods of historical and systematic theology

The moral rights of the authors have been asserted. Database right Oxford University Press (maker). First published 2004. I would also like to thank Professor Paul Blowers for his encouragement and constructive criticism of an earlier draft of my book as well as Hilary O'Shea, Lucy Qureshi, Enid Barker, Rachel Woodforde and Jean van' Altena for helping me to sort out many of the difficulties related with its preparation for publication.

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Maximus excludes these modes of willing from Christ firstly, because it would introduce a human person in Christ. Why? While will is a faculty of nature, natures qua natures do not will. Persons do. If Christ had a deliberative will per gnome, and this was part of his human nature, he would now have a human person as well as a divine person (152). Further, as Joseph Farrell notes, gnome is a sub-category of "the mode of willing," it is not identical with the mode of willing. Excluding the former does not negate the latter. The Willing of the Saints in Heaven Can saints have free-will. Conclusion It is important that we see will as a faculty of nature, not person: thus two wills in Christ. Otherwise, we will have a chaotic three wills in the divine Trinity. This is a fantastic book and with a few exceptions, it is surprisingly easy to read.

Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. As for the sources of monothelitism, Bathrellos sees them as lying partly in the monophysitism but partly also in a revival of the Apollinarian notion that a truly human will in Christ would necessarily be in conflict with his divine will. The remaining chapters treat Maximus’s own Christology. Maximus builds on the work of the Leontioi in affirming both that the single personal subject present in the Incarnation is the Logos, and that at the level of nature ( what, rather than who ) this single personal subject is composite

Demetrios Bathrellos. St Maximus the Confessor is one of the giants of Christian theology. This study throws new light upon one of the most interesting periods of historical and systematic theology.

The Byzantine Christ book. Hardcover, 240 pages. Published November 4th 2004 by OUP Oxford (first published January 13th 2004). The Byzantine Christ: Person, Nature, and Will in the Christology of Saint Maximus the Confessor (Oxford Early Christian Studies). He begins his treatment with "person and nature. He takes the Cappadocian definition and expands it to avoid future problems: ousia has the same relation to hypostasis as common has to particular. A nature/essence becomes a person/hypostasis by possessing particular idioms. This will later change to: Hypostasis: it is an essence with idioms, or the essence of an individual man that includes all his idioms (102).

Recommend this journal. Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. Bern: Peter Lang, 2004.

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By Demetrios Bathrellos. The Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: Oxford Universitv Press, 2005. Demetrios Bathrellos treats the historical and theological background of the controversy about the wills of Christ, the so-called monothelite controversy. First Bathrellos provides background for the monothelite controversy in the seventh century. Apollinarius thought human beings were fundamentally sinful and mutable: therefore, affirming that Christ was a complete man would amount to saving that he is sinful.

St Maximus the Confessor is one of the giants of Christian theology. His doctrine of two wills gave the final shape to ancient Christology and was ratified by the Sixth Ecumenical Council in AD 681. This study throws new light upon one of the most interesting periods of historical and systematic theology. Its focus is the seventh century, the century that saw the rapid expansion of Islam, and the Empire's failed attempt to retain many of its south-eastern provinces by inventing and promoting the heresy of Monothelitism (only one will in Christ) as a bridge between the Byzantine Church and the anti-Chalcedonian Churches which prevailed in some of these areas.