On the Heavenly Hierarchy
On the Heavenly Hierarchy
Dionysius

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DIONYSIUS THE AREOPAGITE ON THE HEAVENLY HIERARCHY.

CAPUT I. That every divine illumination, whilst going forth lovingly to the objects of its forethought under various forms, remains simplex. Nor is this all. It also unifies the things illuminated.

CAPUT II. That Divine and Heavenly things are appropriately revealed, even through dissimilar symbols.

CAPUT III. What is Hierarchy? and what the use of Hierarchy?

CAPUT IV. What is meant by the appellation "Angels?"

CAPUT V. For what reason all the Heavenly Beings are called, in common, Angels.

CAPUT VI. Which is the first Order of the Heavenly Beings? which the middle? and which the last?

CAPUT VII. Concerning the Seraphim and Cherubim and Thrones, and concerning their first Hierarchy.

CAPUT VIII. Concerning Lordships and Powers and Authorities, and concerning their middle Hierarchy.

CAPUT IX. Concerning the Principalities, Archangels, and Angels, and concerning their last Hierarchy.

CAPUT X. A Repetition and Summary of the Angelic discipline.

CAPUT XI. For what reason all the Heavenly Beings, in common, are called Heavenly Powers.

CAPUT XII. Why the Hierarchs amongst men are called Angels.

CAPUT XIII. For what reason the Prophet Isaiah is said to have been purified by the Seraphim.

CAPUT XIV. What the traditional number of the Angels signifies.

CAPUT XV.




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