Against the Apophatic Abandonment of the Dionysian Corpus
Imprint: Cascade Books
"Knepper sweeps away the assumption that Dionysian metaphysics is fundamentally apophatic. He offers an intriguing look at the positive dimensions of divine names in particular, and at the Dionysian cosmos, as a whole. In doing so, he changes the impact Dionysius has on a philosophical understanding of God."
--Sarah Wear, Associate Professor of Classics, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Pennsylvania
"At last, a book about Dionysius that ends the myth of an alternative 'negative theology' and avoids anachronistic construals in terms of either linguistic analysis or pure phenemenology. Instead, we are presented with the full-blown strange world of ancient oriental Christianity where names are angels and liturgical action lies beyond either affirmation or negation. Yet it was just this world that later resonated in the medieval West, and can still resonate with us today, if we are prepared to be genuinely subverted."
--John Milbank, Research Professor of Religion, Politics, and Ethics, University of Nottingham