The last half of the twentieth century saw the establishment of the reputation of St Maximus the Confessor as the greatest of all Byzantine theologians, with a wholeness of vision that speaks directly to many of our concerns today. Until very recently, however, little of his work had been available in English, save for some collections of brief reflections arranged in centuries and a few brief treatises, too easily classified as "spirituality." This volume provides translations from St Maximus’ two main collections of theological reflections, his Ambigua (or Difficulties) and his Questions to Thalassius, plus one of his Christological opuscula, hitherto unavailable in English.
About the Translators: Paul M. Blowers is Professor of Church History at Emmanuel School of Religion and a historian of early and Byzantine Christianity. Robert Louis Wilken is the William R. Kenan, Jr Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia.