By Andrew Louth
Andrew Louth examines all of the traditions on which Denys' paintings attracts: the Fourth Century Greek theologians, pagan philosophy and Syrian Christian idea. The corpus of Denys the Areopagite seemed within the 6th century and feature for the reason that been deeply influential on Christian pondering either in East and West. Who their writer was once continues to be a secret yet during this publication Professor Louth records and reviews on his compelling imaginative and prescient of the wonderful thing about God's global and his revelation, with his profound wisdom of the last word secret of the unknowable God who completely transcends all being.
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Not some metaphysical confusion between God and 38 THE ANGELIC CHOIRS his creatures: on the contrary, as we shall see, Denys holds quite firmly that creatures are created by God and have no ontological continuity with him. Rather, Denys means that creatures come to know God, and as 'like is known by like' (a maxim traditional in Greek philosophy), such knowledge implies a deepening likeness to God. Further, deification means for Denys that the deified creature becomes so united to God that its activity is the divine activity flowing through it.
Others who believe Denys to have been a Neoplatonist and not a Christian at all include J. Vanneste (Le Mystere de Dieu, Brussels, 1959), B. Brons (Gott unddieSeienden, Gottingen, 1976), R. Mortley (From Word to Silence 2, ch. 12, Bonn, 1986). 12 Aristotle, De Philosophia, frag. 15 (Ross). 4 (ed. H. D. Saffrey and L. G. Westerink, Paris, 1968, pp. 17-23). 66: ed. ) B. Pruche (Sources Chretiennes 17 bis, Paris, 1968), pp. 478-86. 67 (p. 486). 16 On Hierotheus, see I. P. Sheldon-Williams, 'The Pseudo-Dionysius and the holy Hierotheus', Studio Patristica 8 (= Texte und Untersuchungen 93, 1966), pp.
More precisely, Hathaway thinks that the author of CA may have been Damascius, the last head of the Academy in Athens. Others who believe Denys to have been a Neoplatonist and not a Christian at all include J. Vanneste (Le Mystere de Dieu, Brussels, 1959), B. Brons (Gott unddieSeienden, Gottingen, 1976), R. Mortley (From Word to Silence 2, ch. 12, Bonn, 1986). 12 Aristotle, De Philosophia, frag. 15 (Ross). 4 (ed. H. D. Saffrey and L. G. Westerink, Paris, 1968, pp. 17-23). 66: ed. ) B. Pruche (Sources Chretiennes 17 bis, Paris, 1968), pp.