The Infinity of God in the Biblical Theology of Denys the Areopagite



Abstract:  This article examines Denys the Areopagite's contribution to the doctrine of God's infinity in light of his theology as an integrated whole. His writings are controversial and frequently misinterpreted because of an underestimation of his commitment to the Christian scriptures. Objections are treated, and are followed by some guidelines for reading Divine Names and a comparison of Denys with Colin Gunton on the relationship between revelation and salvation history. Denys's work is not mired with inconsistency, but is a genuinely biblical reflection on and of the multifaceted glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.