Ever-Moving Repose: A Contemporary Reading of Maximus the Confessor's Theory of Time

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Apr 14, 2017 - Religion - 256 pages
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Sotiris Mitralexis offers a contemporary look at Maximus the Confessor's (580-662 CE) understanding of temporality, logoi, and deification, through the perspective of contemporary philosopher and theologian Christos Yannaras, as well as John Zizioulas and Nicholas Loudovikos. Mitralexis argues that Maximus possesses both a unique theological ontology and a unique threefold theory of temporality: time, the Aeon, and the radical transformation of temporality and motion in an ever-moving repose. With these three distinct modes of temporality, a Maximian theory of time can be reconstructed, which can be approached via his teaching on the logoi and deification. In this theory, time is not merely measuring ontological motion, but is more particularly measuring a relationship, the consummation of which effects the transformation of time into a dimensionless present devoid of temporal, spatial, and generally ontological distance--thereby manifesting a perfect communion-in-otherness. In examining Maximian temporality, the book is not focusing on only one aspect of Maximus' comprehensive Weltanschauung, but looks at the Maximian vision as a whole through the lens of temporality and motion.
 

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Contents

Ontology
16
Ontological Epistemological Anthropological Themes
42
The λόγοι of Beings
76
Maximus Philosophy of Motion
109
Introducing Maximus Conception of Time
125
Sections
134
The Aeon
164
EverMoving Repose
192
Bibliography
221
Index
233
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Sotiris Mitralexis is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the City University of Istanbul and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Winchester. He is the editor of Ludwig Wittgenstein between Analytic Philosophy and Apophaticism (2015), Mustard Seeds in the Public Square (2017), and the forthcoming The Fountain and the Flood and Maximus the Confessor as a European Philosopher (2017).

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