Re-thinking Dionysius the Areopagite (Google eBook)

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Sarah Coakley, Charles M. Stang
John Wiley & Sons, Aug 24, 2011 - Religion - 240 pages
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Dionysius the Areopagite, the early sixth-century Christian writer,bridged Christianity and neo-Platonist philosophy. Bringingtogether a team of international scholars, this volume surveys howDionysiusís thought and work has been interpreted, in bothEast and West, up to the present day.
  • One of the first volumes in English to survey the receptionhistory of Dionysian thought, both East and West
  • Provides a clear account of both modern and post-modern debatesabout Dionysiusís standing as philosopher and Christiantheologian
  • Examines the contrasts between Dionysiusís own pre-modernconcerns 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 Eastand West
  

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Contents

IntroductionReThinking Dionysius the Areopagite
1
The Earliest Syriac Reception of Dionysius
27
The Reception of Dionysius up to Maximus
43
Eriugena and Hugh
71
The Medieval Affective Dionysian Tradition
85
Albert Aquinas and Dionysius
103
Dionysius and some Late Medieval Mystical
121
The Turn to Speculative Theology
137
Beyond Mere Negations
149
Dionysian Thought in SixteenthCentury Spanish
163
The Reception of Dionysius in TwentiethCentury
177
Dionysius Derrida and the Critique of Ontotheology
195
Dionysius in Hans Urs von Balthasar
213
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About the author (2011)

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

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

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