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

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VI. TABLE OF CONTENTS. Ch. VII. Bar Sadaili considered by Syrian writers, — e. g. Eyriakos of Antiocb, John of Dara, and Gregory
Bar cEbraia, — to be the author of the Book of
Hierotheos
Ch. VIII. The Book of Hierotheos preserved in a Syriac MS. of
the British Museum. Is this Syriac text the original,
or a version from a lost Greek original? Reasons
for considering the assertion of a Greek original to
be a part of the fraud
Ch. IX. The high position given by Pseudo-Dionysios to his
master Hierotheos. He claims only to expand and
present to the uninitiated the ideas of his master.
A comparison of the two writers
Ch. X. The question of priority: was the Book of Hierotheos
produced in view of the Dionysian writings, or
was it an original and anterior production? . . . Ch. XI. The commentaries of Theodosios of Antioch and Gre¬
gory Bar cEbraia on the Book of Hierotheos. . . Ch. XII. Summary of the «Book of Hierotheos on the Hidden Mysteries of the Divinity»
Book I. On the Good, the Universal Essence, and distinct existences
Book H. The various species of motion: the ascent
of the mind towards the Good, during which
it must endure the sufferings of Christ . . . Book HI. The resurrection of the mind, the vicis¬
situdes of its conflict with the powers of evil,
and its final identification with Christ . . . Book IV. The mind becomes one, first with Christ,
then with the Spirit and the Father, and finally becomes absorbed
Book V. All nature becomes confounded with the
Father; all distinct existence and God himself
passes away; Essence alone remains . . . .