“The perfect mind is the one that through genuine faith
knows in supreme ignorance the supremely unknowable, and in gazing on the universe
of his handiwork has received from God comprehensive knowledge of his Providence
and judgment in it, as far as allowable to men.”
— St. Maximus the Confessor
Maximus is called the Confessor because of his sufferings and
labors for the true faith. During the seventh century when the monothelite heresy
(belief that Christ had only one will-a divine one) plagued the Church, Maximus
eloquently demonstrated that Christ had both human and divine natures. This
is a translation of four spiritual treatises of Maximus the Confessor plus an
account of his trial. It includes “The Four Hundred Chapters of Love”,
“Commentary on the Lord's Prayer”, “Chapters on Knowledge”,
“The Church's Mystagogy (explains the symbolism of various parts
of the Liturgy)”, and “The Trial of Maximus”.
Softbound. 240 pp.