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Ritual as erotic anagogy in Pseudo-Dionysius: a Reformed critique

Darley, A.P. (2017) Ritual as erotic anagogy in Pseudo-Dionysius: a Reformed critique. International Journal of Philosophy and Theology. ISSN 2169-2327 (In Press)

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Martin Luther famously denounced Pseudo-Dionysius as ‘downright dangerous; he Platonizes more than he Christianizes.’ In this 500th year of the Reformation I critically examine Luther’s judgement firstly by exploring the Neoplatonic background to ritual in Dionysius, secondly by presenting a Reformed critique of this background and finally by arguing for a distinctively Christian Dionysius who survives this critique.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © Taylor & Francis 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pseudo-Dionysius, ritual, anagogy, agape and eros, Neoplatonism, theurgy, Proclus, sacramental theology, Martin Luther, Reformation, theologia cruxis, monophysitism, Syria
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
Divisions: School of Humanities
Depositing User: Alan Darley
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2017 14:32
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2017 12:25
URI: http://researchonline.bishopg.ac.uk/id/eprint/242

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