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Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite and Byzantine Art

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This article discusses the manner in which Pseudo-Dionysius articulates his views about the mystical experience, i.e., the act that leads the faithful to attain glimpses of the divine reality. He sees it as being comparable in particular with the activity of sculpting, which reveals a statue out of the initial material by removing in phases what is superfluous. The text also points out instances of works pertaining to Byzantine art that some researchers claim were either directly or indirectl...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
College Only
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9946-8580
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Early Christian History Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
2
Pages:
50-75
Publication date:
2021-11-11
Acceptance date:
2021-09-15
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EISSN:
2471-4054
ISSN:
2222-582X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1234357
Local pid:
pubs:1234357
Deposit date:
2022-01-27

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