Re-Thinking Dionysius The Areopagite
Re-Thinking Dionysius The Areopagite

Re-Thinking Dionysius The Areopagite

  • Publish Date: 2009-03-30
  • Binding: Paperback
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Dionysius the Areopagite, the early sixth-century Christian writer, bridged Christianity and neo-Platonist philosophy. Bringing together a team of international scholars, this volume surveys how Dionysiuss thought and work has been interpreted, in both East and West, up to the present day.

  • One of the first volumes in English to survey the reception history of Dionysian thought, both East and West
  • Provides a clear account of both modern and post-modern debates about Dionysiuss standing as philosopher and Christian theologian
  • Examines the contrasts between Dionysiuss own pre-modern concerns and those of the post-modern philosophical tradition
  • Highlights the great variety of historic readings of Dionysius, and also considers new theories and interpretations
  • Analyzes the main points of hermeneutical contrast between East and West

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