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dc.contributor.authorDraper, Jordan
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-05T12:44:59Z
dc.date.available2017-09-05T12:44:59Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/73294
dc.description.abstractDenys’ four treatises (CH, EH, DN, MT) describe the logic of conversion of how the soul achieves a contemplative union with the One beyond-being and beyond-knowing through an informed and deliberate unknowing, by means of an ascending liturgical prayer. A tightly structured reversal of the logic of the four major treatises, Letters I-X demonstrate how the person who has ascended to the contemplative state described in the MT never “leaves behind” that union with the “One beyond-knowing” but by way of the Incarnation through participation in the sacrament of Communion, that contemplative union of the soul is maintained through its descent and she continues to experience union with the One beyond-knowing in every circumstance of daily life. The ascent (CH, EH, DN, MT) and the descent (Letters I-X) do not describe a temporal succession, but both movements are simultaneous in the soul that participates in the Incarnation through the sacraments.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDionysius, the Areopagite, Saint, active 1st centuryen_US
dc.titleTHE VIA AFFIRMATIVA IN THE LETTERS OF DENYSen_US
dc.date.defence2017-08-29
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Classicsen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerDr. Alexander Treigeren_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Eli Diamonden_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Eli Diamonden_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Alexander Treigeren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Gary Thorneen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
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