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Christological Polemics of Maximus the Confessor and the Emergence of Islam onto the World Stage

The article examines Maximus the Confessor’s reaction to the ArabMuslim invasion of the Byzantine Roman Empire. It also appraises Islam’s place in the 7th century as presenting a view of divinehuman relations as an alternative to the views of Christian confessions. The article concludes by advancing a hypothesis about the antithetical relationship between Islam and Monotheletism, which was dominant at that time in Byzantium.

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