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An Introduction to the Life and Writings of Dionysius by C. E. Rolt

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ISBN 101417920866
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WALTER F. OTTO (–) was a distinguished philologist and historian of Greek and Roman religion. ROBERT B. PALMER (–) was Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures at Scripps College. He was translator and editor of Karl Strecker"s Introduction to Medieval Latin and author of numerous scholarly essays.5/5(2). Introduction to Dionysius the Areopagite by James Cowan. I first encountered the name of Dionysius the Areopagite when I purchased a second-hand copy of his Celestial Hierarchies in Reading his work changed my life forever. Dionysius of Alexandria, writing to Tope Sixtus II., c. , respecting the writings of Dionysius the Areopagite, affirms "that no one can intelligently dispute their paternitythat no one penetrated more profoundly than Dionysius into the mysterious depths of Holy Scripturethat Dionysius was disciple of St. Paul, and piously governed. Recommended Books for the Study of Early Christian Writings Information on Dionysius of Alexandria Dionysius studied under Origen and Heraclas in Alexandria, and he would go on to succeed Heraclas as the head of the catechetical school in

Great little book. Most of it is actually Alan Watt's introduction, which is worth it in itself. Typical Alan Watt's style discourse, but refined and exulted, such that his entire philosophy is summed up via and inspired by the medium of "Dionysius."/5(3). By "Dionysius the Areopagite" is usually understood the judge of the Areopagus who, as related in Acts , was converted to Christianity by the preaching of St. Paul, and according to Dionysius of Corinth (Eusebius, Church History III.4) was Bishop of Athens.. In the course of time, however, two errors of far-reaching import arose in connection with this name. Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (or Dionysius the Pseudo-Areopagite) was a Christian theologian and Neoplatonic philosopher of the late 5th to early 6th century, who wrote a set of works known as the Corpus Areopagiticum or Corpus Dionysiacum.. The author pseudonymously identifies himself in the corpus as "Dionysios", portraying himself as Dionysius the Areopagite, the Athenian convert of Paul. — “Introduction” in Spiritual Practices of India, by Frederic Spiegelberg. — “Preface” in Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism, by D. T. Suzuki. — “Foreword” in The Secret Oral Teachings in Tibetan Buddhist Sects, by A. David-Neel and L. Yongden. — “Foreword” in The Ecstatic Adventure, edited by Ralph Metzner. — “The Point is that Life is a Gesture.

Dionysius I, also called Dionysius the Elder, (born c. bc —died ), tyrant of Syracuse from who, by his conquests in Sicily and southern Italy, made Syracuse the most powerful Greek city west of mainland Greece. Although he saved Greek Sicily from conquest by Carthage, his brutal military despotism harmed the cause of Hellenism.. After working as a clerk in a public office. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, (flourished c. ), probably a Syrian monk who, known only by his pseudonym, wrote a series of Greek treatises and letters for the purpose of uniting Neoplatonic philosophy with Christian theology and mystical writings established a definite Neoplatonic trend in a large segment of medieval Christian doctrine and spirituality—especially in. Dionysius's theological method--often called "negative theology" because it never made positive affirmations about God--was adopted by many Christians. This particular edition of Dionysius's work also comes with an elaborate and instructive introduction, sure to be of help when understanding Dionysius's writings.