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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


Dionysius the Areopagite’s Divine Names and the Meaning of ‘God is Love’

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267669
eISBN:
9780191683336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267669.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

It is nothing new to have much to say about the love of God, but there remains something very different about twentieth-century talk of the love of God that marks it out from both Eastern and Western ... More


The Monastic Synthesis: The Achievement of Maximus the Confessor

Norman Russell

in The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205974
eISBN:
9780191695636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205974.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the monastic synthesis, looking at Evagrius Ponticus, the Macarian writings, Diadochus of Photice, Dionysius the Areopagite, and Maximus the Confessor. Deification entered the ... More


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


Vehement Vituperation

Jan Machielsen

in Martin Delrio: Demonology and Scholarship in the Counter-Reformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265802
eISBN:
9780191772009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265802.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter, the book’s longest, explores a dispute between Martin Delrio and the famous Huguenot scholar Joseph Scaliger (1540–1609) that began with the Disquisitiones and lasted until their ... More


John of Scythopolis

PAUL ROREM and JOHN C. LAMOREAUX

in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus: Annotating the Areopagite

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269700
eISBN:
9780191683756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the fragmentary evidence on the course of John of Scythopolis' career as a theologian. It analyses his theological works and discusses his Scholia and Prologue to the works of ... More


“Being Neither Oneself Nor Someone Else”: The Apophatic Anthropology of Dionysius the Areopagite*

Charles M. Stang

in Apophatic Bodies: Negative Theology, Incarnation, and Relationality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230815
eISBN:
9780823235087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230815.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter traces Saint Paul's influence on Dionysius the Areopagite's “apophatic anthropology” and Christology. It offers a brief review of the Dionysian universe, ... More


Bonds of Love: Augustine, Dionysius, and Aquinas

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267669
eISBN:
9780191683336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267669.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas were dealing with relationships within the Trinity, and it remains unclear how one should decide whether the bonds or relationships are essential to love within the ... More


The Divine Names

PAUL ROREM and JOHN C. LAMOREAUX

in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus: Annotating the Areopagite

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269700
eISBN:
9780191683756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents a selected translation of John of Scythopolis' Prologue to the Dionysian corpus by Dionysius the Areopagite concerning divine names. John provided a running commentary on the ... More


The External Activity of the Godhead: Cosmology

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

in Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199605965
eISBN:
9780191738227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605965.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The chapter describes the doctrines of creation or of the external activity of God, in Gregory of Nyssa, Dionysius the Areopagite, and Maximus the Confessor. The author questions whether Dionysius ... More


All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Valentina Izmirlieva

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book began its journey with two texts and two conjectures. The texts were chosen to represent two alternative models for listing the names of God: an open-ended list and a closed series of ... More


Prologue

PAUL ROREM and JOHN C. LAMOREAUX

in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus: Annotating the Areopagite

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269700
eISBN:
9780191683756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents a partial and selected translation of John of Scythopolis’ Prologue featuring his defence of the Dionysian corpus. John established the integrity of the corpus’ author Dionysius ... More


Eastern “Mystical Theology” or Western “Nouvelle Théologie”?: On the Comparative Reception of Dionysius the Areopagite in Lossky and de Lubac

Sarah Coakley

in Orthodox Constructions of the West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251926
eISBN:
9780823253067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251926.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This paper critically examines the ‘Orthodox construction of the West’ to be found in the thought of Vladimir Lossky (1903-1958), and argues that it can only be properly understood against the ... More


Faith Seeking Understanding: The Impossible Intentions of Edith Stein

Michael F. Andrews

in The Experience of God: A Postmodern Response

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225187
eISBN:
9780823237135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225187.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter takes up the theme of “faith seeking understanding”. The central figure in this discussion is Edith Stein, the most important woman of the phenomenological ... More


The Church and Its Liturgy as Threshold of the New Creation

Paul M. Blowers

in Maximus the Confessor: Jesus Christ and the Transfiguration of the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199673940
eISBN:
9780191815829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673940.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Maximus’ ecclesiology is thoroughly “cosmic” and liturgico-centric. The Church in heaven and on earth is strategically both the theatre of the cosmic liturgy of praise and an active participant ... More


The Epistles

PAUL ROREM and JOHN C. LAMOREAUX

in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus: Annotating the Areopagite

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269700
eISBN:
9780191683756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents a selected translation of John of Scythopolis' Prologue to the Dionysian corpus by Dionysius the Areopagite concerning the Epistles. John provided a running commentary on the ... More


The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy

PAUL ROREM and JOHN C. LAMOREAUX

in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus: Annotating the Areopagite

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269700
eISBN:
9780191683756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents a selected translation of John of Scythopolis' Prologue to the Dionysian corpus by Dionysius the Areopagite concerning ecclesiastical hierarchy. John provided a running ... More


Theory and Practice

in All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

There is one crucial difference between The Divine Names of Dionysius the Areopagite and almost all previous Christian discourses on the naming of God: it is not a polemic work. In accordance with ... More


The Celestial Hierarchy

PAUL ROREM and JOHN C. LAMOREAUX

in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus: Annotating the Areopagite

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269700
eISBN:
9780191683756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents a selected translation of John of Scythopolis' Prologue to the Dionysian corpus by Dionysius the Areopagites concerning celestial hierarchy. John defined hierarchy as the source ... More


The Internal Activity of the Godhead

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

in Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199605965
eISBN:
9780191738227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605965.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The chapter describes doctrines of Trinitarian generation in Gregory of Nyssa, Dionysius the Areopagite, and Maximus the Confessor. The treatment of Gregory of Nyssa dwells on his arguments against ... More


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