Two New Books from ŞEHİR Faculty Member Sotiris Mitralexis
10/24/2017
Assist Prof. Sotiris Mitralexis, Faculty Member of College of Humanities and Social Sciences Philosophy Department, published the two new books.

The title of the first book written in monographic style is Ever-Moving Repose: A Contemporary Reading of Maximus the Conf​essor's Theory of Time, and the title of the second book, the new version of his doctoral thesis reviewed is Maximus the Confessor as a European Philosopher. The books covering the monographic studies about Maximus, one of the founders of Ortodox theology, are published by Wipf and Stock Publishers in America.

The holistic view on Maximian temporality 

The works of Sotiris Mitralexis about Maximian temporality not just focus on Maximus’ comprehensive world-view but also look at Maximian vision from the temporality and movement objective as a whole. Mitralexis presents the insights of temporality and sacralization of Maximus The Confessor, who lived between 580-662 A.D, by modern perspective along with the point of view of Christos Yannaras, contemporary philosopher and theolog, as well John Zizioulas and Nicholas Loudovikos. Mitralexis argues that Maximus has a unique threefold temporality theory in terms of theological ontology with time, the radical transformation of eternity and temporality, and the movement within the constant calmness. He points out that a Maximian time theory can be created on the basis of these three notable temporality modes and his teachings on logos and glorification.

The philosophy of Maximus is discussed in its every aspect 

​"Maximus the Confessor as a European Philosopher" written by Sotiris about the studies on thoughts of Maximus is a version of his doctoral thesis enriched by international conferences, publications and articles, new critical editions and translations. In the new version of the book pointing out the works and effects of distinguished Byzantine theoloists, the challenging aspects of Maximus philosophy to the European philosophy are studied and also interdiciplinary characteristics of Maximian studies is stressed.

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