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Publisher: London, Gollancz SF: First edition thus second printing. Illustrated boards sharp and clean, with couple of very light dinks to rear panel. Text block clean, and white. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels unread. Sharp spine ends, fine condition. No jacket as issued. A fine copy of this classic Hitc Feels very lightly read. Minor bump to foot of spine, Fine condition. Within twenty years the teaching for which he had given his life—the doctrine that Christ had two wills, a divine will and a human will— was vindicated at the sixth Ecumenical Council, convened at Constantinople in , though no mention was made there of the great confessor of Orthodoxy, St Maximus.
Hans Urs von Balthasar prefaced his great study of the world-view of St Maximus the Confessor with a quotation from Coleridge:. But he lived in a civilization that valued tradition, that tended to think that history was a process of degeneration and decay, rather than of progress, so that consequently antiquity was a measure of truth. The ideal condition would be to remain the same; any change was likely to be corruption.
In both cases we need to accustom ourselves to recognize originality in the attempt to preserve an impression of permanence. There are several manifestations of such conservatism in the theology of Maximus. First of all, perhaps, there are the very literary forms in which his theology is cast. He has two favoured forms. First, that of a collection of paragraphs or chapters, as they are usually called, though they are normally quite short, sometimes no more than a sentence or two. They are arranged in groups of one hundred —a century, or in Greek, hekatontas—for instance, his four Centuries on Love, or his two Centuries on Theology and the Incarnation.
In these ways, the century is presented as a summary of traditional wisdom: in the case of centuries on the spiritual life, a wisdom reaching back to the Desert Fathers of fourth- century Egypt, and often based on the collections of their sayings and exploits, and beyond them to the great ascetics of the Scriptures, notably the prophets Elijah and Elisha. Sometimes this reminds one of the classical tradition of scholia: comments, sometimes quite lengthy, on difficult passages—originally in the great epic poems of Homer.
But this form also belongs—like the century, and perhaps more fundamentally—to the tradition of monastic catechesis, to the question-and-answer pattern that was followed in the instruction given by a spiritual father to his disciples. Some monastic treatises are cast directly in the form of questions and answers the Greek term for this kind of work is erotapokriseis : early examples can be found in the Macarian Homilies e.
The form is important, for it makes clear that although Maximus the Confessor is a speculative theologian of genius, he does not see himself, as would some later theologians, as constructing a theological system. He sees himself as interpreting a tradition that has come down to him, and interpreting it for the sake of others.
It is also striking, and I think significant, that broadly speaking he began by helping people mainly monks, but not entirely: his second letter, a profound discussion of the nature of love, was addressed to a courtier, John the Cubicularius to live a Christian life, it is only later that he concerns himself with speculative theological matters though these are never detached from living a Christian life, apart from which they make no sense , and later still, and apparently with some reluctance, that he involved himself in theological controversy.
For Maximus the tradition that he sees himself as interpreting has several manifestations. Scripture is absolutely primary. Scripture is therefore the Word of God talking to human beings: it is our access to eternal truth. To understand it one needs to engage with the Word who speaks, enter into a relationship through which we are transformed and come to find the Word less strange, though not less awesome.