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Negating negation : against the apophatic abandonment of the Dionysian Corpus

Author: Timothy D Knepper
Publisher: Cambridge : James Clarke, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Negating Negation'' critically examines key concepts in the corpus of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite: divine names and perceptible symbols; removal and negation; hierarchy and hierurgy; ineffability and incomprehensibility. In each case it argues that the Dionysian corpus does not negate all things of an absolutely ineffable God; rather, it negates few things of a God that is effable in important ways. Dionysian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Named Person: Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite.; Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy D Knepper
ISBN: 9780227902653 0227902653
OCLC Number: 889519927
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright Information; Contents; Tables; Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1. The Divine Names Are Not Names; Chapter 2. Negation Does Not Negate; Chapter 3. Ranks Are Not Bypassed; Rites Are Not Negated; Chapter 4. The Ineffable God Is Not Ineffable; Conclusion; Bibliography; Back Cover.
Responsibility: Timothy D. Knepper.

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A closely reasoned analysis of the works of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, demonstrating that they do not, as is so often claimed, support an apophatic understanding of the divine.  Read more...

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