Celestial Hierarchy

by Pseudo-Dionysius


Not much is known about the late 5th to early 6th century author of Celestial Hierarchies apart from what scholars have deduced from his works. In the style of Medieval mysticism and with a strong streak of Neo-Platonism, Dionysus details the authority structures, powers, and domains of the angels. His account influenced St. Thomas Aquinas greatly, and one can find a similar account in part one of his magnum opus, Summa Theologica.

Kathleen O'Bannon
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  Born: AD 400 to AD 699
Died: AD 400 to AD 699
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