Dionysius the Areopagite
Dionysius the Areopagite :  is a figure of influence in Christianity, he is sometimes regarded as an "apostolic Father". However this enigmatic figure remains an unknown author.  He is sometimes called "Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite" in order to distinguish him from the figure of the same name mentioned in Acts 17:34.  Dionysius is the author of three long treatises (The Divine Names, The Celestial Hierarchy, and The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy) one short treatise (The Mystical Theology) and ten letters expounding various aspects of Christian Philosophy from a mystical and Neoplatonic perspective.  His writings are said to date around 500 A.D., There are various hypotheses about the actual date of these writings, ranging anywhere from 300 A.D. to 544 A.D.

The Corpus Dionysianum of Greek theological and mystical writings long attributed to Dionysius the Areopagite, contain eloquent poetic language and strong exposition of ideas making it a classic of western spirituality.

See also: Angels, Angel Magic, Angelolatry, Angelology, Angelophany, Archangels, Celestial, Celestial Bodies, Celestial Hierarchy, Celestial Light, Fallen Host & Grigori.


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Dionysius the Areopagite
Dionysius the Areopagite: Celestial Hierarchy
Esoterica (Volume II (2000) Dionysius the Areopagite 


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