celestial hierarchy


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Noun1.celestial hierarchy - the collective body of angels
hierarchy - a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system; "put honesty first in her hierarchy of values"
angel - spiritual being attendant upon God
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The work most influential on both Eastern and Western Christian thought about angels, Hankey says, was a book called The Celestial Hierarchy, written in the 5th century by Pseudo-Dionysius, a Syrian Christian.
This collection of essays examines themes which are important in Duncan's later writings including pastoral and homosexual imagery, his approach toward war, his use of myth, his celestial hierarchy, his radical humanism, and his interest in the writing technique of Gertrude Stein.
McCaull's "'A Woman Named Damaris': Pseudo-Dionysius' Celestial Hierarchy in The Place of the Lion" begins by pointing out that the De Angelis by Marcellus Victorinus of Bologna, cited in Williams's book, is actually Williams's invention.
His Celestial Hierarchy, Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, Divine Names, and Mystical Theology shaped the understanding of angels and the spiritual hierarchy of heaven for medieval scholastics.
Hugh's important commentary on the Celestial Hierarchy of the Pseudo-Dionysius is also discussed briefly in an appendix.
And it also discusses the celestial hierarchy, including the roles played by the archangeles Michael and Gabriel, often known as the warrior and the messenger, respectively, the only angels named in the Bible.
In this introduction to the volume, Marshall and Walsham take us on a whirlwind tour of angel history, from their biblical appearances to the hugely influential On the celestial hierarchy (ca.
Shannon Williamson begins with Benson's premise that Pseudo-Dionysius's Celestial Hierarchy and Ecclesiastical Hierarchy should be examined as "roots of a constitutional language of the Church" (47).
Sbacchi finds the explanation for each of these details in the commentary of Albert the Great to the Celestial Hierarchy of Pseudo-Dionysius.
The course that led Solomon Burke to his throne atop the celestial hierarchy of soul singers has been one of the most extraordinary in pop music history" is another example of its gushing hyperbole.
We have just added some information about angels and the celestial hierarchy.
Here too are John's comments on Dionysius' The Celestial Hierarchy, The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, The Divine Names, and each of the 10 Epistles.