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Author Stang, Charles M., 1974-

Title Apophasis and pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite : "no longer I" / Charles M. Stang
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 236 pages)
Series Oxford early Christian studies
Oxford early Christian studies.
Contents Ancient and Modern Readers of the Corpus Dionysiacum: Pseudonymity and Paul -- Pseudonymous Writing in the Late Antique Christian East -- "I rejoice to see your order": Paul and the Dionysian Hierarchies -- "To an Unknown God": Paul and Mystical Union -- "No Longer I": The Apophatic Anthropology of Dionysius the Areopagite -- Conclusion: The Pseudonym, Revisited
Summary This book examines the writings of an early sixth-century Christian mystical theologian who wrote under the name of a convert of the apostle Paul, Dionysius the Areopagite. This 'Pseudo'-Dionysius is famous for articulating a mystical theology in two parts: a sacramental and liturgical mysticism embedded in the context of celestial and ecclesiastical hierarchies, and an austere, contemplative regimen in which one progressively negates the divine names in hopes of soliciting unionwith the 'unknown God' or 'God beyond being.'Charles M. Stang argues that the pseudonym and the influence of Paul to
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SUBJECT Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite.
Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite fast
Subject Neoplatonism.
Christianity -- Philosophy -- History -- To 1500
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Systematic.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Christianity -- Philosophy
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191634352