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Space and Ritual Action: Divinization and the Construction of Sacred Place According to Dionysios Areopagites

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The whole of the Dionysian corpus is oriented towards one goal: the divinization of the holy. Of the four extant treatises of this corpus, the Ecclesiastical Hierarchy deals directly with liturgy or ritual activity, and its place and role in the salvation of the Christian faithful. The effect of Dionysian ritual activity must be understood as deeply connected to his understanding of participation and its relation to divinization. The church building frames all ritual activity and as it erafolds the community it unites the members within itself, and therefore mediates each person's participation in the sacred activity. Finally, it is the activity of the congregation as a whole, within the space of the church, which creates the place of divine revelation here, the hierarchy, engaged in ritual action, reveals itself as an icon of God, a true theophany.

Keywords: church space; Dionysian corpus; dionysios areopagites; divinization; Ecclesiastical Hierarchy; ritual activity



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