Questions and perplexities
1350 years ago, Saint Maximus the Confessor (580-662) was tried and convicted for "heresy" in Constantinople, in a trial with many political connotations, by order of Emperor Constantius II (641-668). After being mutilated, St. Maximus was exiled to Lazica (modern-day Georgia), ending in the city of Schemaris on August 13, 662. The Sixth Ecumenical Council of Constantinople (680-681) will rehabilitate and confirm the orthodoxy of the christology of Saint Maximus, defended at the cost of life.
Today he is rightly considered one of the most important Byzantine theologians. At the same time, his view of the various dogmatic chapters became normative for many Orthodox theologians. The influence it has exerted over the last hundred years on many personalities of theology is unanimously acknowledged. Questions and perplexities (Quaestiones et dubia) is one of the early works of St. Maximus,...
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