Thus Dionysius the Areopagite
wrote in the Divine Names that the Good (i.
8) Dionysios the Areopagite
, On the Divine Names, PG 3, 872 A.
The oracle was an augury; it spoke through fire, water, earth and air, the oak tree there and its branches in the wind, the tongues of the Hamadryads, the surf and spray of the Nereids and nymphs, Sibyls, the Muses, the grace of the Charites and the world as it splinters into different voices, numberless voices and is torn between what they say and what they are: until Dionysius the Areopagite
unites the four elements once again and transforms them into a fifth, the quintessence of the highest heaven: the Empyream.
Rolt, Dionysius: The Areopagite
, on the Divine Names and the Mystical Theology (New York: Macmillan, 1920).
In the final, highly mystical chapter, Bonaventura himself quotes liberally from the De mystica theologia of Dionysius the Areopagite
The fifth-century mystic Dionysius the Areopagite
says this in his influential treatise on the names of God: "The Cause of all things loves all things in the superabundance of His goodness, because of His goodness he makes all things, brings them to perfection, holds all together, returns all things.
focuses on the thought of the Cappadocians, Dionysius the Areopagite
, and Maximus the Confessor.
Dionysius the Areopagite
, Orthodox Christianity and the failure of environmental history, creation in the liturgies for the feasts of the Theotokos, and natural and supernatural revelation in early Irish and Greek monastic thought.
He is particularly drawn to Christian patristics, and above all to Dionysius the Areopagite
Union with God, tells us that it was Dionysius the Areopagite
who first spoke about "union with God".
Under the influence of Dionysius the Areopagite
, Thomas Aquinas assumes what can be called the law of mediation: By the will of God, the divine good is conveyed to inferior beings by superior ones, and inferior beings are redirected to their beginning by superior ones.
The figure of Dionysius the Areopagite
pervades boundless scholarship that never seems to assuage itself or its subject.