The ecclesiology of Dionysius the Areopagite

  title={The ecclesiology of Dionysius the Areopagite},
  author={Filip Ivanovi{\'c}},
  journal={International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church},
  pages={27 - 44}
  • Filip Ivanović
  • Published 2011
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church
This article explores the ecclesiological views of Dionysius the Areopagite through the examination of his Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, where he discusses the hierarchical ranks and sacraments, and of his Letter VIII to monk Demophilus, which is important for Dionysius's understanding of hierarchical organisation and discipline. These issues are put in the context of other important questions of the Areopagite's thought, such as his symbolic theory, the character of deification and the role of… Expand
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