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Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite: "No Longer I"

Charles M. Stang

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640423
eISBN:
9780191738234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640423.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

This book argues that the pseudonym, Dionysius the Areopagite, and the influence of Paul together constitute the best interpretive lens for understanding the Corpus Dionysiacum [CD]. This book ... More


Denying Divinity: Apophasis in the Patristic Christian and Soto Zen Buddhist Traditions

J. P. Williams

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269991
eISBN:
9780191683855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269991.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

The classical texts of Christianity and Zen Buddhism contain resources with potent appeal to contemporary spirituality. The ‘apophatic’, or ‘negative’, may offer a means to integrate the conservation ... More


Ideals of Church and State in the Sixth Century

Dominic J. O’Meara

in Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285532
eISBN:
9780191717819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285532.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter interprets the Christian ecclesiology of the Pseudo-Dionysius as an adaptation of Neoplatonic political philosophy. A text of the same period (the reign of Justinian), the anonymous ... More


The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Alden A. Mosshammer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

Dionysius Exiguus composed a 95‐year list of Easter dates beginning in what he designates as the year 532 from Christ. His list was a continuation of an Alexandrian table that ended in the year 247 ... More


The Christian Era of Dionysius Exiguus

Alden A. Mosshammer

in The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

The date of Dionysius Exiguus for the first year of Christ in AD 1 disagrees with almost all other ancient authorities. Many scholars state that Dionysius synchronized his year 1 with the year 754 ... More


The Christian Era of Julius Africanus

Alden A. Mosshammer

in The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

Syncellus cites Julius Africanus for an interval of 5500 years from Adam to the appearance of the saviour. Syncellus also says that Africanus made the 250th Olympiad correspond with the archonship of ... More


Anatolius and the Christian Era

Alden A. Mosshammer

in The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

Anatolius recalibrated the system of Africanus to make its first year begin on 1 Thoth = 29 August, 5501 BC. In his preface, Anatolius told the reader how to calibrate his list with the years of the ... More


Introduction

Alden A. Mosshammer

in The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

Working in the year 525, Dionysius Exiguus drafted a 95‐year list of Easter dates as a continuation of an Alexandrian list that ended with the 247th year of Diocletian. Dionysius began his own list ... More


The Letters to Boniface and Petronius

Alden A. Mosshammer

in The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

The Easter‐table of Dionysius Exiguus was the continuation of a 95‐year list he attributes to Cyril of Alexandria. He describes his work in two letters—one to Boniface and Bonus written in AD 525/6 ... More


The Structure of the 19‐Year Cycle

Alden A. Mosshammer

in The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

The Easter‐table of Dionysius Exiguus is organized with eight columns of data: (1) years of the Lord, (2) a number from 1 to 15 for the Indiction; (3) the age. (epact) of the moon; (4) a number ... More


The Computistical Rules

Alden A. Mosshammer

in The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

Dionysius Exiguus appended to his 95‐year table a set of rules (argumenta) for working with the data. Of the sixteen rules included in the manuscripts, only the first ten derive genuinely from ... More


The 8‐Year Cycle and the Invention of the Epacts

Alden A. Mosshammer

in The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

Eusebius attributes to Dionysius of Alexandria (249–65) both the earliest known assertion of a rule that Easter can be observed only after the equinox and the use of an eight‐year cycle (octaeteris) ... More


 Sacred Arrangements: Balthasar, Flannery O'Connor, and the Glory of the Lord

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 3 focuses on Balthasar's theological aesthetics as a well‐articulated critical methodology. Balthasar's fusion of aesthetics with history forges both a Christology and an analogy of being ... More


Dionysius of Halicarnassus and Livy on the Horatii and the Curiatii

S. P. Oakley

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter compares the accounts of the triple combat of the Horatii in the histories of Livy and Dionysius of Halicarnassus, in order to cast light on the style and historiographical techniques of ... More


Romulus' Rome of Equals

T. P. Wiseman

in Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199239764
eISBN:
9780191716836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239764.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

According to Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Romulus divided up the territory of Rome equally among the citizens. He makes that point at the start of a lengthy digression on Romulus' constitutional ... More


Agen(n)êtos and the Identity Thesis: Justin, Dionysius of Alexandria, and Athanasius

Andrew Radde‐Gallwitz

in Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Transformation of Divine Simplicity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199574117
eISBN:
9780191722110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574117.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 3 sets the stage for the subsequent discussion of Eunomius of Cyzicus and his opponents. It outlines the background to his view that ingeneracy, that is, having no cause, is the essential ... More


Against Eunomius and the Refutation of the Confession of Faith of Eunomius

Lucian Turcescu

in Gregory of Nyssa and the Concept of Divine Persons

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174250
eISBN:
9780199835478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174259.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The bulk of this chapter deals with the issue of divine relationality in the two treatises mentioned in the chapter title. As corollaries to this, I also study what I call Gregory’s theology of ... More


Dionysius of Alexandria

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The position of Dionysius, made bishop of Alexandria in about 247, meant that he was called upon to comment on controversial matters in a time of great difficulty and persecution. This led to ... More


“Learning from that violent schoolmaster”: Thucydidean Intertextuality and Some Greek Views of Roman Civil War

Christopher Pelling

in Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389579
eISBN:
9780199866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389579.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is a study of Greek analyses of Roman civil wars through a Thucydidean lens. For Dionysius of Halicarnassus, as for Plutarch and Appian, as Pelling shows, the Thucydidean template works ... More


Negative Theology and Conversion: Derrida's Neoplatonic Compulsions

Stephen Gersh

in Derrida and Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199545544
eISBN:
9780191720598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545544.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter concentrates on two of Derrida's texts, How to Avoid Speaking: Denials and Circumfession, in order to show how the author reads major figures within the Platonic or Neoplatonic ... More


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