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Bibil Identifier bibil:223381
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite and the Pseudo-Dormition of the Holy Virgin
Author Perczel, István
Journal Le Muséon (Volume: 125, Issue: 1-2)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 55-97 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Contient en appendice le texte grec de De divinis nominibus III, 2-3 et le passage correspondant dans la traduction syriaque avec une hypothèse de reconstruction de son modèle.
Abstract This essay examines the role of the Holy Virgin in the Pseudo-Dionysian Corpus and concludes that this role is negligible. It also examines the only evidence that seems to contradict this conclusion, namely a text traditionally regarded as referring to the Dormition of the Mother of God and shows that it is instead a cryptic report on a Christological council, probably Chalcedon, seen through the eyes of a participant of Antiochian theological convictions. The essay concludes with the hypothesis that the author of the Corpus should be sought in the circles of Theodoret of Cyrrhus, and muses about how, in a time of intellectual persecution, artful writing techniques, such as that displayed in the Dionysian Corpus, are invented.
DOI DOI:10.2143/MUS.125.1.2162440
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Dionysius the Areopagite
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Mary
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Christology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Council
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