Maximus the Confessor

Maximus the Confessor and Deification (Theosis)


Alrighty. So this is my second foray into history hunting for hope. I'm doing this one with audio to point out that there are a number of ways that people can get their thoughts out there:  as I mentioned in a post a bit ago, I am hoping that others with join me in this exploration of tradition.  The video on that link explains the thrust of my invitation more fully, but suffice it to say that I would love to hear from folks about how it is their scholarship feeds a contemporary living faith.  If you have notions about how that might happen, or examples of it happening, send them along.  Either in the comments below, or via direct contact with me. Anywho…

So the above audio is about Maximus the Confessor and his ideas about Deification (Theosis), and the sources referenced in it are below in the order of their appearance audition.


Biographical Info

George Berthold's Maximus Confessor. 

The Catholoc Encyclopedia, which is now online here.


General Comments on Maximus' Theology

George Berthold's Maximus Confessor. pg. xiii-iv


Overview on Theosis

Stephen Finlan and Vladimir Kharlamov's "Introduction" pg. 1-13


Maximus on Theosis 

Elena Vishnevskaya's "Divinization and Spiritual Progress in Maximus the Confessor" pg. 134-42

Maximus' Capita de Charitate. 1.31

Maximus' Mystagogia. 24