Favourite Saints
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(06-16-2015, 11:22 PM)Cyriacus Wrote: You are right.

Little is known about the biography of the actual author, but the treatises were attributed for most of history to actual saints about whom we know a little: St. Denis of Paris and to the figure of Dionysius in the Book of Acts, who eventually became conflated (this is what comes across in the Golden Legend). With this understanding, the Dionysian corpus exerted tremendous influence over the trajectory of medieval Christian thought.

Although modern historical criticism has rendered the traditional view of authorship untenable, his writings were long revered in both the East and the West as the writings of a great saint.

This is not about modern historical criticism. In the DN he even quotes Ignatius, contradicting his pseudonym (709B). Not to mention the whole Plotinus/Proclus influence. In one early council against monophysitism the orthodox party rejected references to him saying if this was the Areopigite St. Cyril would have known his writings.
There are also problems with him, like his view of Eucharist: only those with a pure yearning to God can participate.

I know his influence, and I myself like his writings. But still, not a saint.
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