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Typologie Spatio-Temporelle de l'Ecclesia Byzantine 9789004142305

Typologie Spatio-Temporelle de l'Ecclesia Byzantine

La Mystagogie de Maxime le Confesseur Dans la Culture Philosophique de l'Antiquite Tardive

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ISBN-13: 9789004142305
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Product Description: This study addresses the philosophical context of the Mystagogy of Maximus the Confessor. It examines how the Byzantine monk integrates Neoplatonist topics when exposing one of the most important feature of his religious conception of the physical world or cosmology.The volume contains three chapters. The first one compares the purpose of the Mystagogy and the program of the philosophical training in late Antiquity. The second consists of two parts : (1) study of the use of the Aristotelian categories of when and where in the Ambiguum 10 of Maximus in order to analyse the status of ecclesiastical architecture and the nature of the liturgical synaxis of the church (chapter 3); (2) study of the development of the categories of space and time in the works of the Neoplatonist Greek commentators of Plato and Aristotle such as Jamblichus, Proclus, Simplicius and Damascius. The third chapter offers the first extended examination of the metaphysical status of the ecclesia and its dynamic activity compared to the metaphysical status of space and time required for the explanation of the Neoplatonist physical world system. Henceforth, the ecclesia of the Mystagogy can be considered as the type of the providential action of God.This book provides many important new perspectives for reading the works of Maximus the Confessor, especially the Mystagogy, not only for theologians, but also for scholars interested in late Antique and Byzantine philosophy.Cette étude, consacrée au contexte philosophique de la Mystagogie de Maxime le Confesseur, examine comment le moine byzantin intègre certains concepts tirés du Néoplatonisme quand il expose les plus importantes lignes de sa conception religieuse du monde physique. Ce volume contient trois chapitres. Le premier compare lobjectif de la Mystagogie et le programme philosophique des écoles de lAntiquité tardive.Le second comporte deux parties : (1) une étude de lemploi des catégories quand et où dans lAmbiguum 10 de Maxime avec pour objectif lanalyse du statut de larchitecture ecclésiale et lanalyse de la nature de la synaxe liturgique (chapitre 3); (2) une étude du développement des catégories de lieu et de temps dans les Oeuvres des Commentateurs néoplatoniciens de Platon et dAristote, tels Jamblique, Proclus, Simplicius et Damascius. Le troisième chapitre offre la première étude approfondie du statut métaphysique et dynamique de lecclesia compare au statut métaphysique du lieu et du temps requis par lexplication néoplatonicienne du monde physique. Lecclesia de la Mystagogie sera ainsi considerée comme le type de laction providentielle de Dieu dans le monde créé. Ce livre fournit une nouvelle perspective de lecture des Oeuvres de Maxime le Confesseur et devrait intéresser tant les théologiens que les scientifiques consacrant leurs travaux à lAntiquité tardive et à la philosophie byzantine.

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