CFP: Neoplatonism and Dionysius the Areopagite (deadline 23rd February)
Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet
The 8th Conference of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies will
be held in Madrid on June 17-20 2010.
Along with the Conference there will be a Panel discussion entitled Dionysius the Areopagite between Orthodoxy and Heresy:
One of the most
controversial characters in the history of philosophy and theology is
beyond all doubt (Pseudo-) Dionysius the Areopagite. The only
conclusion on which the modern scholarship agreed is that he was not
the famous bishop of Athens, a pagan converted to Christianity by St.
influence of Dionysian writings in the entire Middle Ages is
astonishing, and he was considered as the highest authority, second
only to Bible, since he was considered a contemporary of Apostles. Some
of the main features of his doctrine, such as apophatic theology,
deification, and hierarchies, greatly determined the ways of future
knowledge of the Christian
tradition is proven by his good command of
the notions of not only the theoretical foundations of Christianity,
but also of the liturgical life and practical experience of the Church.
On the other hand, the strong Neoplatonic character of his writings
cannot be disregarded. Who was really Dionysius? Was he a Christian
simply initiated into Neoplatonic doctrines, or was he a Neoplatonist
whose intention was to cunningly introduce pagan elements into the
Abstract for this session should be sent to Filip Ivanovic at firstname.lastname@example.org, by 23rd February 2010.
For more information:
Website of the Conference is http://www.uam.es/otros/isns2010/Bienvenida.html
The information about panel discussion on Dionysius as well as other
sessions can be found at http://www.uam.es/otros/isns2010/Panels.html
The Call for Papers is found here http://www.uam.es/otros/isns2010/Papers.html