St maximus the confessor the cosmic mystery of jesus christ translated by paul m blowers and robert louis wilken crestwood st vladimirs seminary press 2003 pp 188 paperback 1600 on the cosmic mystery of jesus christ has become one of my top favorite books because st maximus has a holistic view of salvation in the american context the one in which i live the predominate view of salvation is that one accepts jesus as lord and is consequently saved this view . He is of course referring to christ the whole mystery of christ which is manifestly the ineffable and incomprehensible hypostatic union between christs divinity and humanity this union draws his humanity into perfect identity in every way with his divinity through the principle of person it is a union that realizes one person composite of both natures inasmuch as it in no way diminishes the essential difference between those natures and so to repeat there . For st maximus the cosmic mystery of jesus christ is nothing less than the deification of the cosmos st maximus will develop this argument with the logos logoi construction in other words the principles of creation eg logoi find their arche their unifying principle in the person of jesus christ they participate proportionally in god 54. On the cosmic mystery of jesus christ posted by andrew louth professor of patristics and byzantine studies university of durham on 10th jun 2020 the translations are accompanied by immensely helpful notes and prefaced by a long brilliant introduction to the theology of the confessor
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