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Theophany: The Neoplatonic Philosophy of Dionysius the Areopagite (Suny Series in Ancient Greek Philosophy) By Eric David Perl,

  • Title: Theophany: The Neoplatonic Philosophy of Dionysius the Areopagite (Suny Series in Ancient Greek Philosophy)
  • Author: Eric David Perl
  • ISBN: 9780791471111
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The work of Pseudo Dionysius the Areopagite stands at a cusp in the history of thought it is at once Hellenic and Christian, classical and medieval, philosophical and theological Unlike the predominantly theological or text historical studies which constitute much of the scholarly literature on Dionysius, Theophany is completely philosophical in nature, placing DionysiusThe work of Pseudo Dionysius the Areopagite stands at a cusp in the history of thought it is at once Hellenic and Christian, classical and medieval, philosophical and theological Unlike the predominantly theological or text historical studies which constitute much of the scholarly literature on Dionysius, Theophany is completely philosophical in nature, placing Dionysius within the tradition of ancient Greek philosophy and emphasizing, in a positive light, his continuity with the non Christian Neoplatonism of Plotinus and Proclus Eric D Perl offers clear expositions of the reasoning that underlies Neoplatonic philosophy and explains the argumentation that leads to and supports Neoplatonic doctrines He includes extensive accounts of fundamental ideas in Plotinus and Proclus, as well as Dionysius himself, and provides an excellent philosophical defense of Neoplatonism in general.
    Theophany The Neoplatonic Philosophy of Dionysius the Areopagite Suny Series in Ancient Greek Philosophy The work of Pseudo Dionysius the Areopagite stands at a cusp in the history of thought it is at once Hellenic and Christian classical and medieval philosophical and theological Unlike the predominan

    One thought on “Theophany: The Neoplatonic Philosophy of Dionysius the Areopagite (Suny Series in Ancient Greek Philosophy)”

    1. Fantastic book Makes Orthodox theology make much sense, but I only recommend it to people who have a firm, and solid traditional understanding of Orthodox theology, and I emphasize traditional.

    2. WOW If I could give this book ten stars, I would give it twenty I will be rereading this many times St Dionysios the Areopagite, pray to God for us

    3. When I first started Theophany, I was struck by Perl s concise explanation of certain elements of Platonic thought I had not fully grasped, namely the relationship of being and intelligibility Soon after, I realized I knew a lot less about Neoplatonism than I thought I did The main content of this book comprises little than a hundred pages, divided into chapters each discussing some theme in Dionysius s thought Perl argues, in general, that Dionysius is philosophically much closer to his pagan [...]

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