Chapter

The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy

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/9780198269700.003.0010

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy

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This chapter presents a selected translation of John of Scythopolis' Prologue to the Dionysian corpus by Dionysius the Areopagite concerning ecclesiastical hierarchy. John provided a running commentary on the passages of the Dionysian corpus covering the issues of tradition, divine mind, sacred works, and self-awareness. The number of the pages and section divisions presented in this translation are based on the older edition of the Dionysian corpus by Jacques Paul Migne.

Keywords: John of Scythopolis; Prologue; Dionysian corpus; Dionysius the Areopagite; ecclesiastical hierarchy; Jacques Paul Migne; divine mind; tradition; sacred works; self-awareness

Chapter.  7017 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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