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Dionysius the Areopagite and the Neoplatonist tradition [electronic resource] : despoiling the Hellenes / Sarah Klitenic Wear and John Dillon.

By: Wear, Sarah Klitenic.
Contributor(s): Dillon, John M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Ashgate studies in philosophy & theology in late antiquity: Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2007Description: 1 online resource (x, 142 p.).ISBN: 9780754687092 (electronic bk.); 0754687090 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite | Neoplatonism | Pseudo-Dionysius | RELIGION -- Christianity -- General | RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- SystematicGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dionysius the Areopagite and the Neoplatonist tradition.DDC classification: 230/.14092 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Summary: 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 emanate from one unified being and contain beings that range from superior to inferior, depending on their proximity to God. This metaphysics lends itself to a sacramental system si.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [135]-140) and index.

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.

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 emanate from one unified being and contain beings that range from superior to inferior, depending on their proximity to God. This metaphysics lends itself to a sacramental system si.

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