Maximus the Confessor (580-662) is likely one of the nice minds of the Christian culture and his Ambigua to John are a suite of texts uniquely expressive of the speculative contours of his inspiration. they've got now not, even if, obtained a man-made therapy before. This paintings presents the sort of artificial remedy and argues that Maximus' principal problem within the Ambigua to John is to articulate the character of philosophy and, extra accurately, the scope of the contemplation of nature in the philosophical existence, the place philosophy, the affection of knowledge, is not anything under the affection of the Divine. half I of this research presents an intensive historical past in Greek philosophical and patristic philosophies of nature, displaying how Maximus' predecessors understood wisdom of the realm in terms of philosophical lifestyles, discourse, and praxis. half II reports the contemplation of nature within the Ambigua and analyzes Maximus' account of human affectivity on the earth, his account of the coherence of philosophical existence (praxis and contemplation) as a reaction to this affectivity, his knowing of the relation among God and the area, and his reconciliation of those a number of points of philosophy within the Christian financial system of salvation, which he is aware because the renewal of nature and its contemplation.
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