Leontius of Byzantium
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of Pages: 640
Width: 15.3 cm
Height: 23.5 cm
Leontius Of Byzantium (485-543) was a Byzantine monk and theologian who provided a breakthrough of terminology in the 6th-century Christological controversy over the mode of union of Christ's human nature with his divinity. He did so through his introduction of Aristotelian logical categories and Neoplatonic psychology into Christian speculative theology. His work initiated the later intellectual development of Christian theology throughout medieval culture. Brian E. Daley provides translation and commentary on the six theological works associated with the name of Leontius of Byzantium. The critical text and facing-page translation help make these works more accessible than ever before and provide a reliable textual apparatus for furture scholarship of this key writing.
This impressive volume provides the full text, in Greek with an English translation on facing pages, of six polemical works attributed to an accomplished sixth-century monastic theologian. It also includes much of the necessary textual arcana, such as an account of the manuscript tradition, marginal scholia, previous editions, dubious fragments attributed to the same author, and some truly remarkable scholarship identifying the sources of the texts quoted in Leontius' florilegia ... This at last is the edition of Leontius for theologians to read and cite from now on. * Fred Sanders, International Journal of Systematic Theology * Scholars have awaited this long-heralded edition for decades...The significance of these Completed Works is not to be understated: there really is no equal to be found among the monographs on Leontius cited in the bibliography, especially since this is the first complete edition of the Greek in modern times. This critical edition opens many new avenues for future scholarship, provides a far more reliable text than one finds in the Patrologia Graeca, and attempts a correction of a number of longstanding assumptions about Leontius...Daley's volume would qualify as anyone's magnum opus, even his own, and posterity will ever be in his debt for this work. * Kevin Clarke, Reading Religion * Brian Daley has provided an invaluable gift for those interested in early Christian studies and the Christological debates of the fifth century. * Wyatt Graham, The Gospel Coalition Canada *