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Introduction

PAUL ROREM and JOHN C. LAMOREAUX

in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269700
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683756 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.003.0001

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the thoughts and views of John of Scythopolis on the Pseudo–Dionysian writings. This re-evaluates the earliest reception of the Dionysian corpus and discusses John’s life and his lost theological works. It investigates John’s use of a diverse body of sources in order to facilitate his interpretative agenda and explores his defence of the authenticity of the works of Dionysius.

Keywords: John of Scythopolis; Pseudo–Dionysian writings; Dionysian corpus; Dionysius; theological works

Chapter.  2392 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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