Re-thinking Dionysius the Areopagite by Sarah Coakley

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Dionysius the Areopagite, the early sixth-century Christian writer, bridged Christianity and neo-Platonist philosophy. Bringing together a team of international scholars, this volume surveys how Dionysius's thought and work has been interpreted, in both East and West, up to the present day. One of the first volumes in English to survey the reception history of Dionysian thought, both East and West Provides a clear account of both modern and post-modern debates about Dionysius's standing as philosopher and Christian theologian Examines the contrasts between Dionysius's own pre-modern concerns and those of the post-modern philosophical tradition Highlights the great variety of historic readings of Dionysius, and also considers new theories and interpretations Analyzes the main points of hermeneutical contrast between East and West

About Sarah Coakley

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Sarah Coakley is Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, and was previously Mallinckrodt Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. She is a systematic theologian and philosopher of religion with wide interdisciplinary interests. Her previous publications include Powers and Submissions:  Spirituality, Philosophy and Gender (Wiley-Blackwell, 2002), Re-Thinking Gregory of Nyssa (editor, Wiley-Blackwell, 2003), Pain and Its Transformations: The Interface of Biology and Culture (co-edited with Kay Shelemay, 2007) and Re-Thinking Dinoysius the Areopagite (co-edited, with Charles Stang, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).
Published March 30, 2009 by Wiley-Blackwell. 242 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction