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Poems by Dionysius the Areopagite

The writings of Dionysius the Areopagite, (also called Denys or Pseudo-Dionysius) have had a profound impact on mystical Christianity, both in the West and in the Eastern Orthodox traditions. Virtually all Christian mystical movements from the medieval era through the Renaissance and even into modern times have been directly or indirectly influenced by his writings.

He is often referred to as Pseudo-Dionysius by scholars because the name Dionysius is a reference to an Athenian convert of Paul's mentioned in the Book of Acts. The mystic writer Dionysius clearly lived several centuries after the Dionysius of Acts, borrowing the name as a spiritual mantle. Little is known for certain about who this second Dionysius was, though scholars speculate that he was a Syrian monk who lived around the 6th century.

Poems by Dionysius the Areopagite

Recommended Books: Dionysius the Areopagite

This Dance of Bliss: Ecstatic Poetry from Around the World The Essential Mystics: Selections from the World's Great Wisdom Traditions Christian Mystics: Their Lives and Legacies throughout the Ages

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