Dionysius the Pseudo-Areopagite – Mystical Theology

THO 6382 Foundational Texts in Eastern Christian Theology (Winter 2016 – Rev. Dr. Andriy Chirovsky)

Primary Resources: Greek

Migne, J. P., ed. Cursus Completus Patrologiae Graecae. Volume 3. Paris. 1857. SPU Library: BQ 310 M34 1857 -3

Primary Resources: English

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite. Armenian Version of the Works Attributed to Dionysius the Areopagite. Translated and Edited by Robert W. Thomson. Lovanii : E. Peeters, 1987.
SPU Library: BQ 3031 C67L68 1903- 488-491

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite. The Divine Names and Mystical Theology. Translated by John D. Jones, In Mediaeval Philosophical Texts in Translation, vol. 21; Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 1980.

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite. On the Divine Names and The Mystical Theology. Translated by C. E. Rolt. London: SPCK, 1920.
SPU Library: Q 314 T73S63 1898- 1946 1/2

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite. The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy. Translated by Thomas L. Campbell.; Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America, 1955.
SPU Library: BQT 4 W38S88 1947- 83

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite. The Mystical Theology. Christian Classics Ethereal Library. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/rolt/dionysius.i.html(accessed April 28, 2005)

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite. The Works of Dionysius the Areopagite. Translated by John Parker, Merrick, N.Y.: Richwood Pub. Co., 1976.
SPU Library: BQ 1281 E5P37 1976

Pseudo-Dionysius. The Complete Works. Translated and Edited by Colin Luibhead and Paul Rorem. Paulist Books: New York, 1987.

Secondary Sources

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Blum, Richard. The Sacred Athlete: On the Mystical Experience and Dionysios, Its Western World Fountainhead. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1991.
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Carroll, William J. “Unity, Participation and Wholes in a Key Text of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite’s The Divine Names.” New Scholasticism, 57 (Spr 1983): 253-62.

Carroll, William J. “Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite: 1960-80.” Patristic and Byzantine Review, 1:3 (1982): 225-234.
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Fowler, J., The Words of Dionysius, Especially in Reference to Christian Art. Oxford, Oxford Univ. Press, 1897.

Fisher, Jeffrey. “The Theology of Dis/Similarity: Negation in Pseudo-Dionysius.” Journal of Religion, 81:4 (2001): 529-548.
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Gardner, Edmund G. Dante and the Mystics, Chap. III. London, SPCK,1913.
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Gould, Graham. “Ecclesiastical Hierarchy in the Thought of Pseudo-Dionysius.” In Ministry, 29-41. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1989.

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Hathaway, R.F. Hierarchy and the Definition of Order in the Letters of Pseudo-Dionysius: A Study in the Form and Meaning of the Pseudo-Dionysian Writings. The Hague: Wrappers, 1969.
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James, Andrew L J. “Platonism in the works of Pseudo-Dionysius.” In Classics in the Middle Ages, 189-197. Binghamton, NY: State Univ. of New York at Binghamton, 1990.
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Jones, John D. “The Character of the Negative (Mystical) Theology for the Pseudo-Dionysius Areopagite.” In Ethical Wisdom, 66-74. Washington, DC: American Catholic Philosophical Assoc, 1977.
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Knowles, M D. “The Influence of Pseudo-Dionysius on Western Mysticism.” In Christian Spirituality: Essays in Hnour of Gordon Rupp, 79-94. Edited by Peter Brooks. London : SCM Press, 1975.
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Rorem, Paul. “Moses as the Paradigm for the liturgical spirituality of Pseudo-Dionysius. Studia Patristica 18, vol. 2, 275-279. Kalamazoo, Mich : Cistercian, 1989.
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Sharpe, A. B., Mysticism: Its True Nature and Value London: SPCK, 1910. Contains a translation of the Mystical Theology and of the letters to Caius and Dorotheus.
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