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Abstract

Maximus the Confessor develops an account of human emotion in Quaestiones ad Thalassium, drawing on the earlier ascetical tradition. In what follows, I demonstrate how Maximus conceives of the passions and the misreading of Scripture as symptoms of the same sickness of original sin. I then show how Christ heals human passibility according to Maximus. I describe the role healed human passibility plays in Maximus’s eschatology and healthy communication with God on earth.

In: The Unity of Body and Soul in Patristic and Byzantine Thought