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Augustinianum

Volume 59, Issue 2, December 2019

Christos Terezis, Lydia Petridou
Pages 505-522

Angels in the Areopagetic Tradition
An Approach to Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite’s angelological Theory by George Pachymeres

In this article, we deal with the intelligible world of the angels in the Areopagetic tradition and we compose references found in the De divinis nominibus to form, as far as possible, a complete definition of them. This systematic approach to the Areopagetic corpus takes into consideration Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite’s text and George Pachymeres’ Paraphrasis of this treatise. We also offer a methodological proposal on how we can structure theoretically general concepts that refer to objective realities, which however cannot be proved by the tools of formal Logic.

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