Dionysius the Areopagite; The Divine Names; and The Mystical by C. E. Rolt

By C. E. Rolt

1920. Dionysius was once St. Paul's Athenian convert. here's neo-Platonism at its most sensible! Chapters: approximately Dionysius; His best principles; the character of the Godhead in Itself; Its Relation to production; the matter of Evil; Contemplation; Dionysius and glossy Philosophy; The Psychology of Contemplation; The Scriptural foundation of His Doctrines; end; Bibliography.

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Introductory. The Purpose of the Treatise. Doctrine concerning God to be obtained from the Scriptures. But all the Names there given Him cannot represent Him who is Nameless. It is only Symbolical Theology. Chapter II. On the Divine Unity and Distinction. Chapter III. On the Approach to the Divine. Chapter IV. On Goodness as a Name of Deity, including a discussion on the Nature of Evil. Chapter V. On Deity as Being. The three degrees: Existence, Life, Intelligence. Chapter VI. On Deity as Life.

36. 180 Ibid. 181 Ps. civ. 30. 182 John x. 30. 183 John xvi. 15. 184 John xvii. 10. e. That we are seeking to destroy the distinction between the Persons of the Trinity. 170 37 Dionysius the Areopagite: On the Divine Names and the Mystical Theology. E. Rolt if he recks not of the Holy Wisdom drawn from the Scriptures, how can he reckon aught of that method by which we would conduct him to an understanding of things Divine? But if he taketh Scriptural Truth as his Standard, this is the very Rule and Light by which we will (so far as in us lies) proceed straight to our defence, and will declare that the Sacred Science sometimes employs a method of Undifference and sometimes one of Differentiation; and that we must neither disjoin those things which are Undifferenced nor confuse those which are Differentiated; but following the Sacred Science to the best of our powers, we must lift up our eyes towards the Divine Rays; for, receiving thence the Divine Revelations as a noble Standard of Truth, we strive to preserve its treasure in ourselves without addition, diminution, or distortion, and in thus preserving the Scriptures, we also are preserved, and are moreover enabled by the same to the end that we may still preserve them and be by them preserved.

30 Dionysius the Areopagite: On the Divine Names and the Mystical Theology. E. Rolt a Principle of Perfection to them that are being perfected;68 a principle of Deity to them that are being deified;69 and of Simplicity to them that are being brought unto simplicity;70 and of Unity to them that are being brought unto unity. Yea, in a super-essential manner, above the category of origin, It is the Origin of all origin, and the good and bounteous Communication (so far as such may be71) of hidden mysteries; and, in a word, It is the life of all things that live and the Being of all that are, the Origin and Cause of all life and being through Its bounty which both brings them into existence and maintains them.

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