Hts Theological Studies 74 (3):1-9 (2018)

Johann Beukes
University Of The Free State
This article, by analysing, annotating en interpreting the most recent research in all relevant departments, provides a fresh and updated overview of the Neoplatonic metaphysics of Pseudo-Dionysius. After providing an introduction to Dionysius' metaphysics in terms of the contributions of Middle Platonism and Neoplatonism, the article explores his broader philosophical system. A number of traits that are uniquely Dionysic-metaphysical, are eventually isolated: the interpretation of transcendence as bound to immanence; the affirmation of God's transcendence in the world ; the radical transcendence and simultaneous radical immanence of God ; fundamental restrictions of language and the analogical 'Naming' of God; creation as a system of dialectical symbols about God; the analogical participation of the subject in creation; and unification. These traits are utilised to reappraise the metaphysics of Nicholas of Cusa in a subsequent article.
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