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Maximus the Confessor

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Saint Maximus
Icon of St. Maximus
Confessor, Theologian, Homogoletes
Bornc. 580
Constantinople or Palestine
Died13 August, 662
exile in Georgia (Eurasia)
Venerated inEastern Christianity and Western Christianity
Feast13 August (Gregorian Calendar), 21 January or 13 August (Julian Calendar)

Saint Maximus the Confessor (also known as Maximus the Theologian and Maximus of Constantinople) (born 580 – 13 August, 662) was a Christian monk, theologian, and scholar. In his early life, he was a civil servant. He was also an aide to the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius. However, he gave up this life to become a monk.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Maximus Confessor: Selected Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality). Ed. George C. Berthold. Paulist Press, 1985. ISBN 0-8091-2659-1.
  • St. Maximus the Confessor: The Ascetic Life, The Four Centuries on Charity (Ancient Christian Writers). Ed. Polycarp Sherwood. Paulist Press, 1955. ISBN 0-8091-0258-7.
  • Maximus the Confessor and his Companions (Documents from Exile) (Oxford Early Christian Texts). Ed. and Trans. Pauline Allen, Bronwen Neil. Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-1982-9991-5.

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