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Bibil Identifier bibil:245979
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Dionysius’ Christianity: Towards Understanding the Preconditions of the post-Reformation Debate
Author Rist, John M.
Journal Annali di Scienze Religiose (Milano) (Volume: 9)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 175-189 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to ask why whereas in antiquity some thought of Dionysius as a heretic, no one considered him hardly a Christian at all – but that view has been quite prominent in recent times. The explanation is the attitude towards 'authentic' Christianity developed by the Protestants, who singled out Dionysius as more or less pagan – though in doing so neglecting the fact that his attitude to Greek philosophy is more or less the same as the whole patristic tradition.

Quest’articolo si propone di indagare come mai, se nell’antichità Dionisio non venne mai considerato come del tutto estraneo al cristianesimo (sebbene alcuni pensassero a lui come eretico), questa prospettiva sia, invece, diventata preminente in tempi recenti. La spiegazione è l’orientamento verso il Cristianesimo 'autentico' maturato in ambito protestante, che condusse alla considerazione di Dionisio alla stregua di un pagano; in questo modo, tuttavia, viene adombrato il fatto che il suo atteggiamento verso la filosofia greca si mantenne quasi identico a quello di tutta la tradizione patristica.
DOI 10.1484/J.ASR.5.112650
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Dionysius the Areopagite
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Relation with or Attitude toward Paganism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Renaissance - Reformation (15th -16th cent.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Heresy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Philosophy : Neoplatonism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Jerome
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