Item description for Denys the Areopagite (Outstanding Christian Thinkers) by Andrew Louth...
Overview Louth examines all the traditions on which Denys' work draws: the fourth-century Greek theologians, pagan philosophy and Syrian Christian thought.
Publishers Description The corpus of Denys the Areopagite appeared in the 6th century and has since been deeply influential on Christian thinking both in East and West, although the real identity of the author remains a mystery. In this volume Andrew Louth examines all the traditions on which Denys' work draws: the 4th century Greek theologians, pagan philosophy and Syrian Christian thought. He also documents and comments on Denys' compelling vision of the beauty of God's world and his revelation, together with his profound awareness of the ultimate mystery of the unknowable God who utterly transcends all being.
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Studio: Continuum International Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.41 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2002
Publisher Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN 082645772X ISBN13 9780826457721
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More About Andrew Louth
Andrew Louth is Professor of Cultural History at Goldsmiths' College. He is the author of many works on the Christian tradition, among them Eusebius: The History of the Church (1989) and The Wilderness of God (1991)
Andrew Louth was born in 1867 and died in 1957 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Durham, University of London, UK Durham University, UK D.
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One of the greatest Christian mystics Apr 1, 2000
Louth's introduction to Denys is outstanding. It provides helpful insights into the thought of a Christian mystical theologian whose insights played a large role in the formation of the traditional Western Roman liturgy and whose insights are still foundational to Eastern Orthodox conceptions of liturgy and theology. It is a shame that it is out of print. See Denys' complete works: "The Complete Works of Pseudo-Dionysius" published by Paulist Press.