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a member of the council of the Areopagus

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"Heidegger and Areopagite, or about the absence and non-cognizability of God".
Thomas Aquinas himself wrote a commentary on Dionysius's Divine Names and appropriated much of the Areopagite's mystical theology.
Spenser describes the Castle of Alma as having lower regions, so, in his ontological hierarchical conception--reminding one of the hierarchical worldview of Pseudo-Dionysus the Areopagite from which the notion of the great Chain of Being originated--there are several degrees of the decomposition of pure beauty into increasingly stranger realities.
Originally they assembled in the open air, for the Areopagus heard cases involving willful murder: (16) in cases of murder the verdict and sentence were delivered not only against the accused but also against the murder weapon, and the Areopagites could not be expected to risk contamination from the murderer and his weapon.
Dionysius the Areopagite said: The One which is beyond all thought is inconceivable by all thought.
The biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan offers a professional definition of god as "evolution." Many could embrace such a definition, but Maguire would still side with Denys the Areopagite to "leave behind us all our conceptions of the divine." Maguire believes currently that "God-talk is a no-think zone." For him, such discussion would suck the oxygen out of the more important quest of humanity, which is peace through justice of the liberation message of the Scriptures.
For them, God is beyond, as described in the writings of Dionysius the Areopagite, Maximus the Confessor, and others.
focuses on the thought of the Cappadocians, Dionysius the Areopagite, and Maximus the Confessor.
Also, in a paper not included in this bibliography, McLaughlin has shown that Muntzer's Taulerian mysticism is non-Platonic, thus bringing him closer in this important area of his thought to Luther, who was influenced by Tauler but rejected Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite. (2) Muntzer can also in other respects be defined by similarities to and differences from Luther: their contrasting types of Biblicism, and Muntzer's willingness to challenge temporal authority far more radically than Luther.
They were of course forbidden when Christianity ruled but perhaps entered Christianity secretly, in the works of Dionysos the Areopagite. He was a mysterious figure, called after St Paul's Athenian convert, but who probably lived much later.
The enigmatic poetics articulated by Proclus is next taken up by Saint Dionysius the Areopagite, whose mystical theology as expressed in The Divine Names held that God is beyond naming at the same time as having innumerable names.
"Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite A Bibliography: 19601980." the Patristic and Byzantine Review 1 (1982): 225-234.
Concerning the knowledge of higher realities, Lefevre thinks that one should be guided by Christian authors, those who lived in apostolic times, as well as by the Fathers of the Church and mystics such as Dionysius the Areopagite, who offers a theologia vivificans, cibus solidus--the solid food of a vivifying theology.
This, of course, is only the merest scratch on the surface of an ancient Chinese text whose very language is inaccessible to me, and yet here there are odd echoes of a form of perverse reason that is somehow familiar and which the ordered worlds of the Western religious establishments of religion and politics have always held in profound suspicion (and yet oddly deeply admired at the same time), a reasoning that is present in the passions narratives of the gospels, in the political diatribes of the great prophetic writings, in the platonic writings of the Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, which Derrida both embraced and rejected.
Dionysius the Areopagite, Orthodox Christianity and the failure of environmental history, creation in the liturgies for the feasts of the Theotokos, and natural and supernatural revelation in early Irish and Greek monastic thought.