Author:Dionysius the Areopagite

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Dionysius the Areopagite
(1st century)

A judge of the Areopagus who, as related in the Acts of the Apostles (17:34), was converted to Christianity by the preaching of Paul of Tarsus during the Areopagus sermon. Due to the pseudepigraphal writings by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, he is recognized as a Doctor of the Church by the Armenian Apostolic Church.

Dionysius the Areopagite


Attributed works[edit]

In the early 6th century, a series of famous writings of a mystical nature, employing Neoplatonic language to elucidate Christian theological and mystical ideas, was ascribed to the Areopagite. They have long been recognized as pseudepigrapha, and their author is now called "Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite".

Excerpted from Dionysius the Areopagite on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Extant works[edit]

Lost works[edit]

These works are mentioned by Pseudo-Dionysius in his works, and are presumed to be lost, but may have also been ficticious.

  • Theological Outlines (Θεολογικαὶ ὑποτυπώσεις)
  • Symbolic Theology (Συμβολικὴ θεολογία)
  • On Angelic Properties and Orders (Περὶ ἀγγελικῶν ἰδιοτήτων καὶ τάξεων)
  • On the Just and Divine Judgement (Περὶ δικαίου καὶ θείου δικαστηρίου)
  • On the Soul(Περὶ ψυχῆς)
  • On Intelligible and Sensible Beings
  • On the Divine Hymns

Works about St Dionysius[edit]

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1928, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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