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Dionysius the Areopagite Line breaks: Dio|nys|ius the Are|opa|gite
Pronunciation: /ˌarɪˈɒpəɡʌɪt/

Definition of Dionysius the Areopagite in English:

( 1st century ad), Greek churchman. His conversion by St Paul is recorded in Acts 17:34 and according to tradition he went on to become the first bishop of Athens. He was later confused with St Denis and with a mystical theologian, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, who exercised a profound influence on medieval theology.

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