Paul M. Blowers
Maximus the Confessor (580-662) is recognized by historians of Christian thought for his contributions to philosophical theology in the Eastern Christian tradition. This book examines Maximus’s role as an expositor of scripture and spiritual father in the Byzantine monastic tradition, illuminating the relationship between Maximus the philosopher-theologian and Maximus the monastic pedagogue.
“. . . few studies exist which focus on the context and scope of the individual writings left by the seventh-century saint from Byzantium. Blowers’ book . . . contributes notably towards filling this gap. . . . Blowers has provided a solid study that should be of benefit not only for students of Maximus, but also for students of biblical hermeneutics.” — Journal of Early Christian Studies