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Dionysius the Areopagite and the Neoplatonist tradition : despoiling the Hellenes

Author: Sarah Klitenic Wear; John M Dillon
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007.
Series: Ashgate studies in philosophy & theology in late antiquity.
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Dionysius the Areopagite' is arguably one of the most mysterious and intriguing figures to emerge from the late antique world. Writing around 500 CE, and possibly connected with the circle of Severus of Antioch, Dionysius manipulates a Platonic metaphysics to describe a hierarchical universe. As with the Hellenic Platonists, he arranges the celestial and material cosmos into a series of triadic strata. These strata  Read more...
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Wear, Sarah Klitenic.
Dionysius the Areopagite and the Neoplatonist tradition.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007
(DLC) 2006029283
(OCoLC)71350335
Named Person: Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite.; Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Klitenic Wear; John M Dillon
ISBN: 9780754687092 0754687090
OCLC Number: 341982407
Description: 1 online resource (x, 142 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 2 God as Monad in the Divine Names; 3 God as Trinity in the Divine Names; 4 On Hierarchy; 5 The Problem of Evil; 6 Scriptural Interpretation [Theoria] as Onomastic Theurgy; 7 Hierourgia and Theourgia in Sacramental Activity; 8 Union and Return to God: The Mystical Theology and the First Hypothesis of the Parmenides; 9 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Ashgate studies in philosophy & theology in late antiquity.
Responsibility: Sarah Klitenic Wear and John Dillon.
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