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Mystagogy

(Cistercian Studies Series #250)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Mystagogy proposes an interpretation of the Pseudo-Dionysian corpus in light of the liturgical and ascetic tradition that defined the author and his audience. Characterized by both striking originality and remarkable fidelity to the patristic and late-neoplatonic traditions, the Dionysian corpus is a coherent and unified structure, whose core and pivot is the treatise know ...more
Kindle Edition, 496 pages
Published January 14th 2014 by Cistercian Publications (first published November 11th 2013)
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Kristofer Carlson
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love this book. It also infuriates me. The biggest problem with the book is the frequent use of foreign words and phrases that are neither transliterated, translated, or defined. This makes large sections of the book unintelligible to the educated lay reader. This, in my opinion, makes the book a vanity project, one written by an academic to impress fellow academics. It is irritating to have to use an online Greek typewriter to type in συνεργεια, then copy it into Google translate to discover ...more
Fr. Marty
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This work provided me with essential insight into the piety and meaning of faith. It was a difficult read for me, a non-academic, but I’m also not the target audience, I imagine.

I hope that His Eminence or one of his colleagues will at some point produce a “popular” version, but in the mean while, this book is worth the effort. Have access to Greek language for sure, German and French also helpful but not essential.
Kyle Arcement
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very impressive and convincing reading of one of Christianity's most influential and integral thinkers. The Areopogite has it all...or just about! ...more
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