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Free Choice In Saint Maximus The Confessor

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Paperback, 252 pages
Published by Saint Tikhon's Seminary Press (first published January 1st 1989)
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This book likely served as the foundation for Farrell's longer work, God, History and Dialectic. Farrell gives an extended analysis upon St Maximus the Confessor's defense of two wills in Christ. In doing so, he carefully examines neo-Platonic philosophy, particularly its equation of distinction = opposition, and the influence it had on later Origenist, Monothelete, and Augustinian theologies.

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Joseph P. Farrell is a recognized scholar whose credentials include a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Oxford. His literary contribution is a veritable résumé unto itself covering such fields as Nazi Germany, Sacred Literature, physics, finances, the Giza pyramids, and music theory. His latest book is Genes, Giants, Monsters, and Men: The Surviving Elites of the Cosmic War and ...more
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