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A post on The Catholic Astronomer blog by Fr. James Kurzynski about Saint Maximus the Confessor (580-662 A.D.) and his views on the created world. Fr. Kurzynski writes:
For Maximus, an anthropocentrism that views the human person as the center of creation is at the heart of Original Sin and the radical obsession of self that sin creates is the cause of an anthropocentric worldview. Therefore, to view creation in a way that exploits nature for personal gain is not an expression of authentic Christianity for Maximus, but is an embrace of the sinful disposition of heart that led to the Fall in the first place.