By Pascal Mueller-Jourdan

This examine addresses the philosophical context of the Mystagogy of Maximus the Confessor. It examines how the Byzantine monk integrates Neoplatonist themes while exposing some of the most vital characteristic of his spiritual notion of the actual global or cosmology. the quantity comprises 3 chapters. the 1st one compares the aim of the Mystagogy and this system of the philosophical education in overdue Antiquity. the second one includes components: (1) examine of using the Aristotelian different types of 'when' and 'where' within the 'Ambiguum 10' of Maximus that allows you to examine the prestige of ecclesiastical structure and the character of the liturgical 'synaxis' of the church (chapter 3); (2) learn of the advance of the types of house and time within the works of the Neoplatonist Greek commentators of Plato and Aristotle akin to Jamblichus, Proclus, Simplicius and Damascius. The 3rd bankruptcy bargains the 1st prolonged exam of the metaphysical prestige of the 'ecclesia' and its dynamic task in comparison to the metaphysical prestige of area and time required for the reason of the Neoplatonist actual international method. Henceforth, the 'ecclesia' of the Mystagogy could be regarded as the kind of the providential motion of God. This ebook offers many vital new views for analyzing the works of Maximus the Confessor, specifically the Mystagogy, not just for theologians, but in addition for students attracted to past due old and Byzantine philosophy. Cette etude, consacree au contexte philosophique de l. a. Mystagogie de Maxime le Confesseur, learn remark le moine byzantin integre certains recommendations tires du Neoplatonisme quand il divulge les plus importantes lignes de sa perception religieuse du monde body. Ce quantity contient trois chapitres. Le finest evaluate l'objectif de los angeles Mystagogie et le programme philosophique des ecoles de l'Antiquite tardive. Le moment comporte deux events: (1) une etude de l'emploi des different types 'quand' et 'ou' dans l'"Ambiguum 10"' de Maxime avec pour objectif l'analyse du statut de l'architecture ecclesiale et l'analyse de los angeles nature de l. a. synaxe liturgique (chapitre 3); (2) une etude du developpement des different types de lieu et de temps dans les Oeuvres des Commentateurs neoplatoniciens de Platon et d'Aristote, tels Jamblique, Proclus, Simplicius et Damascius. Le troisieme chapitre offre los angeles finest etude approfondie du statut metaphysique et dynamique de l'"ecclesia" evaluate au statut metaphysique du lieu et du temps requis par l'explication neoplatonicienne du monde body. L'"ecclesia" de l. a. Mystagogie sera ainsi consideree comme le variety de l'action providentielle de Dieu dans le monde cree. Ce livre fournit une nouvelle standpoint de lecture des Oeuvres de Maxime le Confesseur et devrait interesser tant les theologiens que les scientifiques consacrant leurs travaux a l'Antiquite tardive et a l. a. philosophie byzantine."

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