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Excerpt: "...I propose to explore one expression of this more ancient and eastern tradition, as found in the cosmic vision of Maximus the Confessor. After a brief sketch of his life and times and his relationship to the larger orthodox tradition I will attempt to lay out some of the chief features of both his theological and cosmological framework and his ascetic way of practice in community. I will conclude by suggesting that both this framework and way of practice can indeed help resource healing of humankind’s relationship with one another and the other realms of the creation and that an appropriation of aspects of this stream of the Christian tradition in the coming decades can help global Pentecostal movements influence societies toward greater social and ecological health."


Originally published as chapter six of Blood Cries Out:Pentecostals, Ecology, and the Groans of Creation (Pentecostals, Peacemaking, and Social Justice) Paperback – November 11, 2014 by A. J. Swoboda (Editor), Steven Bouma-Prediger (foreword). Pickwick Publications (November 11, 2014).

ISBN-13: 978-1625644626

Used by permission of Wipf and Stock Publishers.