Negating Negation

Negating Negation

Against the Apophatic Abandonment of the Dionysian Corpus

eBook - 2014
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Negating Negation'' critically examines key concepts in the corpus of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite: divine names and perceptible symbols; removal and negation; hierarchy and hierurgy; ineffability and incomprehensibility. In each case it argues that the Dionysian corpus does not negate all things of an absolutely ineffable God; rather, it negates few things of a God that is effable in important ways. Dionysian divine names are not inadequate metaphors or impotent attributes but transcendent divine causes. Divine names are not therefore flatly negated of God but removed as ordinary propertie.
Publisher: Cambridge :, James Clarke,, 2014
ISBN: 9780227902653
0227902653
0227174550
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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