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Pseudo-Dionysius : a commentary on the texts and an introduction to their influence

Author: Paul Rorem
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'Dionysius the Areopagite' is the biblical name chosen by the pseudonymous author of an influential body of Christian theological texts, dating from around 500 C.E. The Celestial Hierarchy, The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, The Divine Names, and The Mystical Theology offer a synthesis of biblical interpretation, liturgical spirituality, and Neoplatonic philosophy. Their central motif, which has made them the charter of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dionysius (Areopagiter)
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Named Person: Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite.; Pseudo-Denys.; Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite.; Dionysius, Areopagita; Denys l'Aréopagite, auteur prétendu); Dionysius, Areopagita.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Rorem
ISBN: 0195076648 9780195076646
OCLC Number: 25746950
Description: xiii, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Letters as Introduction --
The Celestial Hierarchy --
The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy --
The Divine Names --
The Mystical Theology --
On the Question of Influence in the Middle Ages --
Overview of the Dionysian Writings.
Responsibility: Paul Rorem.
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Dionysius the Areopagite is the pseudonymous author of an influential body of early (about 500 AD) Christian theological texts. Paul Rorem here explores the profound influence of these texts on  Read more...

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the edition of a commentary on all these works, chapter by chapter, is a most welcome event, especially for the cross references it gives to the whole Dionysian corpus and to medieval mystics. * Read more...

 
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