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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


“No Longer I”: The Apophatic Anthropology of Dionysius the Areopagite

Charles M. Stang

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640423
eISBN:
9780191738234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640423.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

Chapter Five charts the “apophatic anthropology” of the CD. Paul is Dionysius' preeminent witness to this “apophasis of the self.” For Dionysius, Paul loves God with such a fervent erōs that he comes ... 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


In the Image of the Invisible

Kathryn Tanner

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/9780823230815.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Christian theologians, following verses in Genesis to this effect, also commonly claim that human beings are created in God's image. Putting the two ideas together, one ... More


Becoming Undone: Mirabai, Hadewijch, and Dispossession

Holly Hillgardner

in Longing and Letting Go: Christian and Hindu Practices of Passionate Non-Attachment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190455538
eISBN:
9780190455552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190455538.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

As Hadewijch’s and Mirabai’s practices of longing heighten their senses of vulnerability in unique ways, their longings can be said, to use the language of Judith Butler, to “dispossess” their senses ... More


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