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Title: Nature, Will, and the Fall in Augustine and Maximus the Confessor
Author(s): ARCHAMBAULT, Jacob
Journal: Augustiniana
Volume: 65    Issue: 3-4   Date: 2015   
Pages: 205-230
DOI: 10.2143/AUG.65.3.3144290

Abstract :
This paper compares the understanding of nature, will, and the Fall in Augustine and Maximus the Confessor, and finds their accounts to be identical on most points of substance, if not always in the terminology used to express these points. On several points, they agree with each other against both Eastern and Western accounts as traditionally conceived. Given that these figures are often regarded as paradigmatic for Western and Eastern traditions of Christianity, respectively, this points to a need for a more nuanced account of the unity and divergences within and between Eastern and Western Christian traditions than that given to present.

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