Re-thinking Dionysius the Areopagite

Re-thinking Dionysius the Areopagite

By Sarah Coakley and Charles M. Stang
Wiley, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8089-4

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 Dionysius’s 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 Dionysius’s standing as philosopher and Christian theologian
  • Examines the contrasts between Dionysius’s 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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