Stephen bar Sudaili, the Syrian mystic, and the book of Hierotheos

Frothingham F. Stephen bar Sudaili, the Syrian mystic, and the book of Hierotheos. -1886

TABLE OF CONTENTS. Introduction: the mystico-pantheistic schools of Egypt
and Syria p. 1. Ch. I. The writings of Pseudo-Dionysios; their spread in
Syria, and long-continued influence through the
Middle-Ages . „ 2. Gh. II. Stephen Bar Sudaili, the East-Syrian mystic. Was he
the author of the Book of Hierotheos and the master
of Pseudo-Dionysios? . . „ 6. Gh. III. Letter of Jacob of Sarug to Stephen Bar Sudaili,
supporting against him the Gburch doctrine of the
eternity of punishment. Syriac text and translation „ 11. Ch. IV. Letter of Philoxenos or Xenaias of Mabflg to Stephen
and Orestes concerning Bar Sudaili; exposing his
pantheistic doctrine of the consubstantiality of God
and the material Universe, and the redemption of
all existence by assimilation to the divine principle. Syriac text and translation »29. Ch. V. The philosophic system of Bar Sudaili, as expounded
in the preceding letters, compared with the Book
of Hierotheos and the Dionysian fragments of
Hierotheos »49. Ch. VI. Biography of Bar Sudaili. His birth at Edessa. Pro¬
bability of his temporary residence in Egypt: docu¬
ments confirming this hypothesis. His return to
Edessa and subsequent residence in or near Jeru¬
salem, shortly after A. D. 500 „ 56.