Book Series Instrumenta Patristica et Mediaevalia - Subsidia Maximiana, vol. 89

Studies in Maximus the Confessor’s Opuscula Theologica et Polemica

Papers Collected on the Occasion of the Belgrade Colloquium on Saint Maximus, 3-4 February 2020

Alexis Léonas, Vladimir Cvetkovic (eds)

  • Pages: 255 p.
  • Size:156 x 234 mm
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2023

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-60083-3
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The volume is the first to focus exclusively on St Maximus’ Opuscula. Its approach is multidisciplinary, combining theological, philosophical, philological and historical perspectives.


Vladimir Cvetković is a Research Associate at the Institute of Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Alexis Léonas is Associate Professor at the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary.


Opuscula theologica et polemica is a collection of minor works of Maximus the Confessor that has not received much scholarly attention so far. Nevertheless, it offers A unique insight into the Christological and personological universe of the Christian thinker. The present volume is the first attempt to bring together scholars of different traditions and to apply different approaches - theological, philosophical, philological and historical - to this seminal work.


Alex Léonas & Vladimir Cvetković, Introduction

Christian Boudignon, What are the Opuscula theologica and polemica? A Philological Question 

Bram Roosen, Maximian ἀπορίαι against the Monothelites

Bronwen Neil & Ryan Strickler, Letters of Maximus in the Collectanea of Anastasius Bibliothecarius

Aleksandar Djakovac, Maximus' Relational Ontology 

Kevin M. Clarke, Maximus the Confessor’s Anti-Severan Polemics in the Opuscula

Sebastian Mateiescu, Arguing with the Properties of Christ

Romilo Aleksandar Knežević, Maximus' Opuscula and the Concept of the Hypostatic Union

Miklós Vassányi, A Problem of Identity in St Maximus' Opusculum 14

Dionisios Skliris, The Ambiguity of the Gnomic Will as Basis for a Theory of Human Individuality in the Thought of Saint Maximus the Confessor

Index of Maximus Citations

Index of Names

Index of Theological and Philosophical Terms

List of Contributors