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a member of the council of the Areopagus

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Dionysius the Areopagite referred to the divine energies as processions, principles, determinations, and divine volitions, (37) while John of Damascus wrote in this regard of the divine radiance and activity.
Dionysios the Areopagite suggested approaching the mystery of God "through gnoseos kai agnosias.
One deemed to be Dionysius the Areopagite was, I believe, the first to order the eternal night of the universe with angels.
Denys the Areopagite said that God is beyond human understanding: "Nothing can be said of him; he cannot be named.
Giannaras, On the Absence and Unknowability of God: Heidegger and the Areopagite, London 2005.
Associated in the West with the late fifth-century work of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite in his treatises on Mystical Theology and the Divine Names, negative theology bowed before a God beyond all being and all human knowledge.
To extend the definition beyond where a small dictionary takes it, we can add that apophasis can also be a negation used to formulate what cannot be stated in any positive terms--especially Christian theological utterances such as that of Dionysius the Areopagite that God "has no body nor form nor image nor quality nor quantity nor mass.
Dionysius Areopagite, where the man / woman to be baptized swears to submit to Christ after raising his / her arms to heaven (Eccl.
It's a refreshing way to examine the diverse sources that inform the artist's works, such as the thinking of the Greek saint Dionysius the Areopagite (as addressed in The Hierarchy of Angels, 1985-97), the theories of English mystic Robert Fludd (The Secret Life of Plants, 2001), and the poetry of Paul Celan (Ash Flower, 1983-87).
34) But some of them joined him and became believers, including Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
Clement's influence has extended from Pseudo-Dionysus the Areopagite through mediaeval mystics and Renaissance Florentines to John Wesley, various 19th-century Anglicans, and scholars of all persuasions writing on early church life and literature--a rich tapestry indeed.
When the cult statue of Athena was removed at last from the Parthenon in the fifth century, the head of the Neoplatonic Academy, whose house is now underneath Dionysios the Areopagite street, dreamed that Athena appeared to him and told him that since she had been ousted from her house, she must now move in with him.
He concluded his work with a few lines from the De theologia mystica of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite translated into a Germanic dialect, the only place in the manuscript where the vernacular is used.
The academy's headquarters was unearthed in 1955, studied, and then promptly buried beneath Dionysius the Areopagite Avenue.
A useful starting point is with the accepted originator of the concept, Dionysius the (pseudo) Areopagite.