Much later he took over from Zeno as head of the school of Stoics after Zeno died in 263, but the hearing before the Areopagites
had nothing to do with anything as serious as his Stoic beliefs, but more to do with his status and employment.
57) In his turn Dionysius the Areopagite
wrote that the exemplars of everything preexist as a transcendent unity within the Cause and produce the essences of things.
See Clement of Alexandria, Strondler's 5, 12 PG 3, 10 33 B; Gregory of Nyssa, Life of Moses, PG 44, 377 A mar 316B, 773B; and Dionysius the Areopagite
, On Mystical Theology', PG.
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).
Gregory of Nyssa, Proclus, Dionysius the Areopagite
, and John of
Mystical Theology by Dionysius (or Pseudo-Dionysius) the Areopagite
, the most influential negative theologian of the early Christian church.
To suggest an answer, "changes of mind" are examined against the background of the mystical dialectic of Dionysius the Areopagite
To extend the definition beyond where a small dictionary takes it, we can add that apophasis can also be a negation used to formulate what cannot be stated in any positive terms--especially Christian theological utterances such as that of Dionysius the Areopagite
that God "has no body nor form nor image nor quality nor quantity nor mass.
53) During his mortal sojourn on Christ, Puce's biographer, Maloney the Areopagite
, informs us, Puce voyages around the Saviour, later writing his 'great work', A Geography of Our Lord, in which he recounts these journeys (p.
After casting off his guide, Balso meets a modern Catholic mystic, Maloney the Areopagite
, who wears a derby rung round with thorns and attempts to crucify himself with thumbtacks.
It's a refreshing way to examine the diverse sources that inform the artist's works, such as the thinking of the Greek saint Dionysius the Areopagite
(as addressed in The Hierarchy of Angels, 1985-97), the theories of English mystic Robert Fludd (The Secret Life of Plants, 2001), and the poetry of Paul Celan (Ash Flower, 1983-87).