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Author Topic: Were the works of Pseudo-Dionysius read in the Eastern churches?  (Read 495 times) Average Rating: 0
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« on: April 24, 2012, 08:07:56 AM »

If so, what was their influence? Or was this only a western thing?

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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 08:46:05 AM »

They are read in the Eastern Churches. This is not "only a western thing", he was esteemed in the east before he was in the west.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012, 09:14:00 AM »

Yeah, he was read in the east, and there was also a dispute even in the ancient church about who wrote the works.
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 11:02:38 AM »

Quite popular in the East. But I'm not sure how to answer your 'influence' question. One of the reason the Areopagite's corpus is popular in the East is that it's seen as representative of the entire underlying tradition. I mean the Areopagite's words on apohatic theology, the unknowability of God, are often quoted in Eastern theology texts--but unless he actually is St. Dionysius the Areopagite, he didn't invent the concept, its to be found in the highly influential Cappadocian fathers well before the assumed date of the Areopagite corpus' composition. The Areopagite simply did an excellent job of conveying it.
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