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Divine light : the theology of Denys the Areopagite

Author: William K Riordan
Publisher: San Francisco [Calif.] : Ignatius Press, ©2008.
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Named Person: Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite.; Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William K Riordan
ISBN: 9781586171209 1586171208
OCLC Number: 226251403
Description: 293 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: I. Denys the Areopagite: An Introduction --
Historical Background --
His ?Method? --
His Doctrine in General --
His Influence --
The East --
The West --
II. Denys and Neo-Platonic Philosophy --
Denys? Use of Neo-Platonic Philosophy --
Major Points of Divergence --
The Unity of God --
The Goodness of God?s Cosmos --
God?s Love for His Cosmos --
The Ascent of the Mystic --
III. God and His Cosmos: Sacred Theater of Divinization --
The Thearchy --
One Super-Essential --
Three Hypostases --
Christ: The Savior --
Introductory Remarks --
Origin of Evil: Sin (hamartia) --
Christos Philanthropos --
Christ: The Head of the Hierarchies --
Christ-The Light --
Christ Resplendent in His Hierarchies --
IV. The Divinization of Human Souls: God and the Intellect and Will --
God and the Intellect --
The Four Ways of Knowing God --
Symbolic Theology --
Affirmative Theology and Negative Theology --
Mystical Theology; God?s Presence with the Mystic --
The Transformation of the Intellect --
God and the Will --
The Divine Goodness, Eros, and Ecstasy --
The Anagogy of Knowing and Loving
Other Titles: Theology of Denys the Areopagite
Responsibility: William K. Riordan.

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