Eschatology of Maximus the Confessor: Historical and philosophical investigation in the state of contemporary researches

  • Anatolii Makohon Sumy State University
Keywords: eschatology, Maximus the Confessor, eternal return, apocatastasis, free will, free choice

Abstract

The article contains an analysis of overriding scientific approaches in studying of Maximus the Confessor’s eschatology. Applying historical and philosophical methodology, we reviewed and analyzed the main directions church father’s opinions from XIX century to now. It was discovered availability of tomistic, neopatristic and personalistic approaches and lack of systemic philosophical analysis Maximus’ eschatology. We have determined the main problems father’s eschatology, such as independence of Word’s Incarnation, restorations of all things and eternal return concepts, eschatology of will. The main controversy among scholars occurs in relation to the concept of apo-katastasis, as well as in the presence or absence of gnomic will in the state of deification. The ne-cessity of the systematic study of the eschatology of Maximus the Confessor is determined, which is a factor in a more profound understanding of Byzantine philosophy.

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Published
2018-06-21
How to Cite
Makohon, A. (2018) “Eschatology of Maximus the Confessor: Historical and philosophical investigation in the state of contemporary researches”, Worldview – Philosophy – Religion, 13, pp. 152-160. doi: https://doi.org/10.21272/wpr.2018.13.17.
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