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
Sarah Coakley is the Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. She previously taught at Lancaster, Oxford, and Harvard Universities. Charles M. Stang is Assistant Professor of Early Christian Thought at Harvard Divinity School.
Release date NZ
March 13th, 2009
Edited by Charles M. Stang
Edited by Sarah Coakley
Country of Publication
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)