Dionysius the Areopagite, the early sixth-century Christian writer, bridged Christianity and neo-Platonist philosophy. Bringing together a team of international scholars, this volume surveys how Dionysius’s thought and work has been interpreted, in both East and West, up to the present day.
- One of the first volumes in English to survey the reception history of Dionysian thought, both East and West
- Provides a clear account of both modern and post-modern debates about Dionysius’s standing as philosopher and Christian theologian
- Examines the contrasts between Dionysius’s own pre-modern concerns 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 East and West
Keywords: Contemporary Religious Thought, Dionysius, Areopagite, writer, neo-Platonist, philosophy, controversial, apophatic, post-Kantian, Corpus Dionysiacum, mystical, theology, tradition.