Dionysius the Areopagite
(flourished 1st century) Biblical figure, converted by St. Paul. His conversion at Athens is mentioned in Acts 17:34, and he acquired a posthumous reputation largely through confusion with later Christians similarly named. Around AD 500, a series of influential Greek treatises uniting Neoplatonism and Christian theology were forged in his name; the writer, probably a Syrian monk, is now known as Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite.
This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise.
For the full entry on Dionysius the Areopagite, visit Britannica.com.
Seen & Heard
What made you look up Dionysius the Areopagite? Please tell us what you were reading, watching or discussing that led you here.