T9272
Saint Maximus the Confessor

The unit Saint Maximus the Confessor advances the study of the patristic phenomenon by focusing on the crucial contributions of St Maximus the Confessor. It enables students to appreciate these contributions within a complex framework, theological, spiritual, literary and historical.

Study Level

Postgraduate

Discipline

Theology

Sub Discipline

Systematic Theology

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

At least one unit in patristic studies at an undergraduate level or T8581 Church Fathers: An Introduction

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Appraise the historical, ecclesial, and cultural contexts of St Maximus the Confessor.
  2. Reflect critically on the ways in which St Maximus assimilated and transformed the earlier Christian tradition
  3. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the theological, exegetical and spiritual legacy of St Maximus
  4. Analyse the selected writings of St Maximus from the viewpoint of their theological, exegetical and spiritual significance
  5. Contextualise and critique the recent scholarship on the Cappadocian tradition.
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