The mystical theology as a path of man for the divine Knowledge in the writings of Gregory of Nyssa, Dionysius Areopagite, and Maximus the Confessor.

Eirini Artemi


In early Christianity the term mystikos referred to three dimensions, which soon became intertwined, namely the biblical, the liturgical and the spiritual or contemplative. The biblical dimension refers to “hidden” or allegorical interpretations of Scriptures. The liturgical dimension refers to the liturgical mystery of the Eucharist, the presence of Christ at the Eucharist. The third dimension is the contemplative or experiential knowledge of God. The link between mysticcal theology and the vision of Divine was introduced by the early Church Fathers, who used the term as an adjective, as in mystical theology and mystical contemplation. Gregory's of Nyssa, Dionysius Areopagite and Maximos the Confessor truly get to know God not by apprehending him with human's understanding, but through of mystical theology. The reasoning powers must enter into a passive stillness, allowing the highest faculty in the human person to possess God with a knowledge that exceeds understanding. This knowledge is a darkness that is beyond light.


En el cristianismo primitivo, el término mystikos se refería a tres dimensiones, que pronto se entrelazaron, a saber, la bíblica, la litúrgica y la espiritual o contemplativa. La dimensión bíblica se refiere a las interpretaciones "ocultas" o alegóricas de las Escrituras. La dimensión litúrgica se refiere al misterio litúrgico de la Eucaristía, la presencia de Cristo en la Eucaristía. La tercera dimensión es el conocimiento contemplativo o experiencial de Dios. El vínculo entre la teología mística y la visión de lo Divino fue introducido por los primeros Padres de la Iglesia, quienes usaron el término como un adjetivo, como en la teología mística y la contemplación mística. Gregory's of Nyssa, Dionysius Areopagite y Maximos the Confessor realmente llegan a conocer a Dios no mediante su comprensión humana, sino a través de la teología mística. Los poderes de razonamiento deben entrar en una quietud pasiva, permitiendo que la facultad más alta en la persona humana posea a Dios con un conocimiento que excede la comprensión. Este conocimiento es una oscuridad que está más allá de la luz.


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