Volume 20, Issue 2, Autumn 2015
Sharing in the Logos
I Know You Above All; I Know You Not
St. Maximus the Confessor on Divine and Human Knowledge and Love
This essay considers distinct ways of understanding these complexities, specifically by reference to the anthropological and metaphysical thought of St. Maximus the Confessor. Maximus’ understanding of human knowledge and volition and desire are interpreted in light of his commitments concerning doctrine of God, read through his systematic correction of a broadly “Origenist” aversion to metaphysical motion.