Charles Stang, a respected scholar of Pseudo-Dionysius and Neoplatonism, spoke at the Centre for the Study of World Religions inCharles Stang October of last year concerning his new book, Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite: “No Longer I.” This book addresses the negative theology of Dionysius based on new research in the field. The title stems from Paul’s Epistle to the Galations 2:20 where he writes “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” Dionysius uses this verse to refer to the Christian’s yearning in love for Christ which causes a sort of disembodied ecstasy or, one may say, a realization that the wisdom that guides one’s love is not from oneself (Divine Names, 4 [712a]).

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