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see Dionysius the Areopagite, SaintDionysius the Areopagite, Saint
, fl. 1st cent. A.D., Athenian Christian, converted by St. Paul. Acts 17.34. Tradition has made him a martyr and the first bishop of Athens. He has been confused with St. Denis.
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Like Pseudo-Dionysius's belief that the infinite power of God revealed the fragility of human subjects, Longinus's theory of rhetoric uses language as an appeal to a powerful motive force that exceeds the individual.
Also, in a paper not included in this bibliography, McLaughlin has shown that Muntzer's Taulerian mysticism is non-Platonic, thus bringing him closer in this important area of his thought to Luther, who was influenced by Tauler but rejected Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite.
In this sense, Maritain stands closer to Pseudo-Dionysius than to Maximus--closer to an ontology in which finite particulars are almost arbitrary signs.
In this case it takes the form of a breviary that begins with early Christian cosmology of fifth century Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, who was the first, as Schrott puts it, to "order the eternal darkness of the universe with angels" and follows the Biblical mutations of the angel from Babylon to
Saints Alive, informed by Williams' knowledge and experience of the Middle Ages and Catholic tradition, notes the paradox of words as "both revered and suspect"; he cites Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite to identify distrust of verbal language and question its implied place above image and gesture in Western culture (21).
Like Aquinas, Young follows the Christian Neoplatonism of the so-called Pseudo-Dionysius (fifth-century?), for whom "the principal term of the analogy between the Trinity and the world is aesthetic: the sensual apprehension of and delight in beauty leads to a sharing in that authentic delectation that belongs to the Trinity, in whose measures the creature participates through grace" (Hart 308).
Tracing a line of thought that extends from Plato through pseudo-Dionysius and Meister Eckhart to Heidegger, Gersh maintains that Derrida is well aware of the parallels between negative theology and deconstruction's notion of the trace.
222 for the allusion to "Pseudo-Dionysius and Soskice.") There is a lot to be learned if one Googles one's way through this book.
Denis, consisted in the equalization of Pseudo-Dionysius with Saint-Denis, the patron saint of France; it came to have significant art historical ramifications, because abbot Suger, who in the 12th century was supposed to rebuild the abbey church of St.
The writings of Pseudo-Dionysius with their detailed accounts of the angelic hierarchies were highly influential.
Thus, more than ever, we need a good retelling of the history of the Catholic philosophical tradition, and what MacIntyre provides is as good as it gets: in 180 pages, we learn, among many other things, about this tradition's antecedents in Aristotle, Plato, Augustine, Boethius, and Pseudo-Dionysius; the Islamic and Jewish prologue to this tradition; its culminating synthesis of Christian faith and Greek reason in St.