Dionysius the Pseudo-areopagite
|Author: ||Copp, John Dixon|
This is an appreciative analysis of the works of Dionysius the Pseudo-Areopagite and the influence he has had on the philosophical, theological, and mystical thought of Europe for fifteen hundred years. The author is
also interested in demonstrating Dionysius' influence on a wide range of twentieth-century thinkers. Those who are already familiar with the research on and actual writings of Pseudo-Dionysius will find new insights into the ordering and emphases of the mystic’s works. Those who will encounter the thoughts of this influential and unknown individual for the first time will discover, it is hoped, one reason why the philosophical and theological and mystical thought of Europe took the shape it did during and after the Middle Ages. In modern times, the influence of this unknown mystical theologian has not ceased.
"The author of this book was himself one of the greatest teachers of mysticism in the twentieth century. He was also a first-class scholar who had a university teaching career lasting over forty years. His final book is the fruit of lifelong thought and mystical experience, and it towers over anything else I have ever read on this subject." - Professor Herbert Richardson, Editor-in-Chief