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The God who is beauty : beauty as a divine name in Thomas Aquinas and Dionysius the Areopagite

Author: Brendan Thomas Sammon
Publisher: Eugene, Oregon : Pickwick Publications, [2013] ©2013
Series: Princeton theological monograph series, 206.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the beginning was beauty, and beauty was with God, and beauty was God. If the tradition of divine names, that (in its Christian form) originates with Dionysius the Areopagite and includes among its ranks Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, and others, is correct in identifying God with the name beauty, then repurposing the Prologue to John's Gospel in this way seems hardly controversial. For if beauty is a divine  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sammon, Brendan Thomas.
God who is beauty.
(DLC) 2013454734
(OCoLC)865507283
Named Person: Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite; Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite.; Thomas, Aquinas Saint
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brendan Thomas Sammon
ISBN: 9780227902219 0227902211
OCLC Number: 905879431
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 391 pages .).
Contents: Beauty and the divine in ancient Greek philosophy: Plato and Aristotle --
Beauty and the divine in Neoplatonism: Plotinus and Proclus --
The tradition of the divine names --
Beauty as a divine name in Dionysius the Areopagite I: beauty as transcendent plenitude --
Beauty as a divine name in Dionysius the Areopagite II: beauty as a principle of determination / Beauty and the one --
The passage of Dionysius into the Latin West --
The journey of beauty as a divine name: from the sixth to the thirteenth century --
Beauty as a divine name in Albert the Great --
Thomas Aquinas and the tradition of the divine names --
Beauty as a divine name in Thomas Aquinas: In de divinis nominibus expositio --
Beauty as a divine name in Thomas Aquinas: beyond the commentary on the divine names --
Conclusion. Beauty as the between.
Series Title: Princeton theological monograph series, 206.
Responsibility: Brendan Thomas Sammon.

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It is the aim of the present work is to explore what it means to say that beauty is a divine name.  Read more...

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