Re-thinking Dionysius the Areopagite

Re-thinking Dionysius the Areopagite

by Sarah Coakley, Charles M. Stang
     
 

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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

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Overview

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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Re-Thinking Dionysius the Areopagite is a helpful tool in navigating the great tidal wave of Dionysian-inspired literature." (Journal of Church History, September 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405180894
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/07/2009
Series:
Directions in Modern Theology Series
Pages:
242
Sales rank:
1,389,496
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Coakley is the Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. She previously taught at Lancaster, Oxford, and Harvard Universities.

Charles M. Stang is Assistant Professor of Early Christian Thought at Harvard Divinity School.

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