The Identity of Dionysius Areopagite. A Philosophical Approach

Gorazd Kocijančič

One of the authors that is mentioned most often and is also brilliantly commented upon by Sergei Averintsev in his “Poetics of the Early Byzantine Literature” is Dionysius Areopagite. This is no coincidence. Dionysius, or better Pseudo-Dionysius, as he is called by the Russian philologist in accordance with the contemporary scholarly convention, has influenced profoundly the spirituality, theology and philosophy in the East and the West, and still represents an intriguing challenge to them.  On this occasion I would like to present a new, philosophical approach to the question of Denys’s identity and – let me divulge in...