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The origins of the Christian mystical tradition from Plato to Denys

Author: Andrew Louth
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An outline of the development of mystical theology in the Patristic period, tracing its roots to Plato and the Hellenistic tradition and centering on Origen, the Nicene Fathers, Augustine, Denys the Areopagite, and St. John of the Cross.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Louth, Andrew.
Origins of the Christian mystical tradition from Plato to Denys.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1981
(OCoLC)607820241
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Louth
ISBN: 0198266553 9780198266556 0198266685 9780198266686
OCLC Number: 6790554
Description: xvii, 215 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Plato --
Philo --
Plotinus --
Origen --
Nicene orthodoxy --
The monastic contribution --
Augustine --
Denys the Areopagite --
Patristic mysticism and St. John of the Cross --
The mystical life and the mystical body.
Responsibility: Andrew Louth.

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An outline of the development of mystical theology in the Patristic period, tracing its roots to Plato and the Hellenistic tradition and centering on Origen, the Nicene Fathers, Augustine, Denys the Areopagite, and St. John of the Cross.

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