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a member of the council of the Areopagus.
Historical Examples

And the goal of contemplation is to attain to the uniformity of Divine contemplation, as Denis the Areopagite says.
On Prayer and The Contemplative Life St. Thomas Aquinas

This is the ‘ascent to the Nought’ preached by the Areopagite.
Ruysbroeck Evelyn Underhill

Few biblical characters have been so surrounded with a haze of fable as Dionysius the Areopagite.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Acts of the Apostles, Vol. 2 G. T. Stokes

Dionysius, the Areopagite, wrote that ‘He has set the borders of the nations according to His angels.’
Ideas of Good and Evil William Butler Yeats

He also translated the works of Dionysius the Areopagite, commented on the Armenian breviary and wrote hymns.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5 Various

The Dion of the story is Dionysius the Areopagite in his youth, and before his conversion.
Catholic World, Vol. XIII, April to September, 1871 Various

Dionysius the Areopagite indeed is not more exact in his calendar of the celestial hierarchy.
Magic and Witchcraft Anonymous

Dionysius the Areopagite is, however, generally considered to be the founder of this sect in the fourth century.
The Works of William Cowper William Cowper

Dionysius, the Areopagite, was an Athenian by birth, and educated in all the useful and ornamental literature of Greece.
Fox’s Book of Martyrs John Foxe

Saint Denys was a great saint, since there was no doubt of his being in very deed the Areopagite himself.
The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) Anatole France

a member of the Areopagus, a judicial council of ancient Athens that met on the hill of that name

“member of the Areopagus court,” late 14c.; see Areopagus + -ite (1). See Acts xvii:34.

a member of the court of Areopagus (Acts 17:34).


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