Maximus the Confessor
Icon of St. Maximus
|Confessor, Theologian, Homogoletes|
|Born||c. 580, Constantinople or Palestine|
|Died||13 August, 662, exile in Georgia (Eurasia)|
|Venerated in||Eastern Christianity and Western Christianity|
|Feast||13 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.