Chapter

Prologue

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/9780198269700.003.0008

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

Prologue

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This chapter presents a partial and selected translation of John of Scythopolis’ Prologue featuring his defence of the Dionysian corpus. John established the integrity of the corpus’ author Dionysius the Areopagite and cited his appointment as judge of the Athenian council. This proved that Dionysius was one of noble birth and illustrious wealth. In addition, he also mentioned that Dionysius was educated under Hierotheus the great and was appointed bishop of the faithful in Athens.

Keywords: John of Scythopolis; Prologue; Dionysian corpus; Dionysius the Areopagite; translation; Hierotheus; Athens

Chapter.  2264 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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