Pseudo-Dionysius as Polemicist : The Development and Purpose of the Angelic Hierarchy in Sixth Century Syria, Hardback Book

Pseudo-Dionysius as Polemicist : The Development and Purpose of the Angelic Hierarchy in Sixth Century Syria Hardback

Part of the Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies series

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The anonymous theologian known as Pseudo-Dionysius, who was responsible for arranging the angelic hierarchy into nine orders, had a significant influence on mediaeval European mysticism.

This book places him in his religious and political context in sixth century Syria, and uncovers the hidden agenda which lies behind his writings.

New evidence is presented to establish the dating of the corpus more accurately than has been done before.

Rather than analysing the minutiae of Dionysius' thought, Rosemary Arthur focuses on his sources for, and treatment of, the Angelic Hierarchy and the Dazzling Darkness, with a view to ascertaining his motive for writing, his relationship with his opponents and his need to hide his identity.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: The Early Church
  • ISBN: 9780754662587

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