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Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite's 'Heavenly Hierarchy' is a fascinating exploration of the celestial realms and the different orders of angels. Written in the 5th century, this influential work is a cornerstone of Christian mysticism and theology. The author employs a symbolic and allegorical style, drawing on Neoplatonic philosophy to convey profound spiritual insights. The book delves into the divine order of the universe, focusing on the hierarchy of angelic beings, their functions, and their relation to God. The rich imagery and theological depth make 'Heavenly Hierarchy' a captivating read for those interested in Christian spirituality and metaphysics. Pseudo-Dionysius skillfully weaves together philosophy and theology, offering a unique perspective on the nature of the heavenly realms and the spiritual journey towards union with the divine. This work continues to inspire contemplation and reflection among scholars and seekers of spiritual truth, making it a timeless classic in the tradition of Christian mystical writing.


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Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, John Parker
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<p>Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, a highly influential yet enigmatic figure, is a name used by the author of a corpus of Greek texts that profoundly impacted Christian theology, particularly during the Middle Ages. The true identity and lifetime of this author remain unknown; it is assumed he may have lived around the late 5th to early 6th century, as his works reference earlier Neo-Platonic philosophers and Christian theologians. Pseudo-Dionysius is most celebrated for his formulation of mystical theology, which contemplates the ineffable nature of the divine and the journey of the soul towards union with God. In his extensive work \'Heavenly Hierarchy,\' Pseudo-Dionysius offers a meticulous classification of angels and their roles, constructing a celestial taxonomy that mirrors ecclesiastical hierarchies, and outlines principles for understanding the divine order and its reflection in worldly affairs. While the author borrowed the persona of Saint Dionysius the Areopagite, a biblical figure mentioned in Acts 17:34, to ascribe ancient authority to his writings, his true identity remains concealed. Nevertheless, the Pseudo-Dionysian writings, with their synthesis of Christian dogma and Neo-Platonic philosophy, have perpetually shaped Christian thought, particularly in themes related to mysticism, angelology, and ecclesiology. Scholars continue to study and reference his works for insights into the spiritual and liturgical heritage of Christianity. (Luibheid, C., &amp; Rorem, P. (1987). Pseudo-Dionysius: The Complete Works. Paulist Press.)</p>
ISBN: 8596547158011
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