Dionysius the Areopagite/Heavenly Hierarchy
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The Heavenly Hierarchy
ON THE HEAVENLY HIERARCHY
THE WORKS OF DIONYSIUS THE AREOPAGITE
TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH FROM THE ORIGINAL GREEK
THE REV. JOHN PARKER, M.A.
- Chapter I: That every divine illumination, whilst going forth lovingly to the objects of its forethought under various forms, remains simplex.
- Chapter II: That Divine and Heavenly things are appropriately revealed, even through dissimilar symbols.
- Chapter III: What is Hierarchy? and what the use of Hierarchy?
- Chapter IV: What is meant by the appellation "Angels?"
- Chapter V: For what reason all the Heavenly Beings are called, in common, Angels.
- Chapter VI: Which is the first Order of the Heavenly Beings? which the middle? and which the last?
- Chapter VII: Concerning the Seraphim and Cherubim and Thrones, and concerning their first Hierarchy.
- Chapter VIII: Concerning Lordships and Powers and Authorities, and concerning their middle Hierarchy.
- Chapter IX: Concerning the Principalities, Archangels, and Angels, and concerning their last Hierarchy.
- Chapter X: A Repetition and Summary of the Angelic discipline.
- Chapter XI: For what reason all the Heavenly Beings, in common, are called Heavenly Powers.
- Chapter XII: Why the Hierarchs amongst men are called Angels.
- Chapter XIII: For what reason the Prophet Isaiah is said to have been purified by the Seraphim.
- Chapter XIV: What the traditional number of the Angels signifies.
- Chapter XV: What are the morphic likenesses of the Angelic Powers?