Item description for Maximus the Confessor and his Companions: Documents from Exile (Oxford Early Christian Texts) by Pauline Allen & Bronwen Neil...
The seven documents in this book, which are translated from Greek and Latin, constitute a contemporary witness to the stalwart opposition of the monk Maximus the Confessor to 7th-century imperial edicts enforcing adherence to the doctrines of monoenergism and monothelitism (the doctrines that in Christ there are, respectively, only one energy and one will). The monastic resistance led by Maximus gained the support of Popes John IV, Theodore, and Martin I and found many other followers in the West, as can be judged by the convocation of 150 bishops at the Lateran Synod in Rome in 649 to condemn imperial religious policy. The documents, which have been translated from a recent critical edition, cover events from the time of Maximus' arrival in Constantinople for his first legal trial in 655; the futile attempts to persuade him to accept an imperial compromise; to his final trial in the capital in 662, and his death under appalling conditions in Lazica, on the coast of the Black Sea, in the same year.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.97 lbs.
Release Date Mar 27, 2003
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0198299915 ISBN13 9780198299912
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More About Pauline Allen & Bronwen Neil
Pauline Allen is Director of the Centre for Early Christian Studies at Australian Catholic University Bronwen Neil is Research Associate, the Centre for Early Christian Studies at Australian Catholic University
Pauline Allen was born in 1948 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Director, Centre for Early Christian Studies, Australian Catholic Univ.