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Pseudo-Dionysius : the complete works

Author: Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite.; Colm Luibhéid; Paul Rorem
Publisher: New York : Paulist Press, ©1987.
Series: Classics of Western spirituality.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There are few figures in the history of Western Spirituality who are more enigmatic than the fifth or sixth-century writer known as the Pseudo-Dionysius. The real identity of the person who chose to write under the pseudonym of Dionysius the Areopagite is unknown. Even the exact dates of his writings have never been determined. Moreover the texts themselves, though relatively short, are at points seemingly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite.
Pseudo-Dionysius.
New York : Paulist Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)593337000
Online version:
Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite.
Pseudo-Dionysius.
New York : Paulist Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)623531010
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite.; Colm Luibhéid; Paul Rorem
ISBN: 0809103834 9780809103836 0809128381 9780809128389
OCLC Number: 15282383
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: ix, 312 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introductions. The odyssey of Dionysian spirituality ; Influence and noninfluence of Dionysius in the western Middle Ages ; Pseudo-Dionysius and the reformation of the sixteenth century --
The divine names --
The mystical theology --
The celestial hierarchy --
The ecclesiastical hierarchy --
The letters.
Series Title: Classics of Western spirituality.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: translation by Colm Luibheid ; foreword, notes, and translation collaboration by Paul Rorem ; preface by Rene Roques ; introductions by Jaroslav Pelikan, Jean Leclercq, and Karlfried Froehlich.

Abstract:

There are few figures in the history of Western Spirituality who are more enigmatic than the fifth or sixth-century writer known as the Pseudo-Dionysius. The real identity of the person who chose to write under the pseudonym of Dionysius the Areopagite is unknown. Even the exact dates of his writings have never been determined. Moreover the texts themselves, though relatively short, are at points seemingly impenetrable and have mystified readers over the centuries. Yet the influence of this shadowy figure on a broad range of mystical writers from the early middle ages on is readily discernible. His formulation of a method of negative theology that stresses the impotence of humans' attempt to penetrate the "cloud of unknowing" is famous as is his meditation on the divine names. Despite his influence, relatively few attempts have been made to translate the entire corpus of his writing into English. Here in one volume are collected all of the Pseudo-Dionysius' works. Each has been translated from the Migne edition, with reference to the forthcoming Gottingen critical edition of A.M. Ritter, G. Heil, and B. Suchla. -- from back cover.

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