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Rorem, Paul

Overview
Works: 30 works in 140 publications in 1 language and 6,054 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: BR65.D6, 230.14
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Rorem
Pseudo-Dionysius : a commentary on the texts and an introduction to their influence by Paul Rorem( )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Dionysius the Areopagite' is the biblical name chosen by the pseudonymous author of an influential body of Christian theological texts, dating from around 500 C.E. The Celestial Hierarchy, The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, The Divine Names, and The Mystical Theology offer a synthesis of biblical interpretation, liturgical spirituality, and Neoplatonic philosophy. Their central motif, which has made them the charter of Christian mysticism, is the upward progress of the soul toward God through the spiritual interpretation of the Bible and the liturgy. Dionysius continually reminds his readers, however, that all human concepts fall short of the transcendence of God and must therefore be abandoned in negotiations and silence. In this book, Rorem provides a commentary on all of the Dionysian writings, chapter by chapter, and examines especially their complex inner coherence. The Dionysian influence on medieval theology is introduced in essays on specific topics: hierarchy, biblical symbolism, angels, Gothic architecture, liturgical allegory, the scholastic doctrine of God, and the mystical theology of the western Middle Ages. Rorem's book makes these texts more accessible to both scholars and students and includes a comprehensive bibliography of secondary sources." --
Pseudo-Dionysius : the complete works by Pseudo-Dionysius( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are few figures in the history of Western Spirituality who are more enigmatic than the fifth or sixth-century writer known as the Pseudo-Dionysius. The real identity of the person who chose to write under the pseudonym of Dionysius the Areopagite is unknown. Even the exact dates of his writings have never been determined. Moreover the texts themselves, though relatively short, are at points seemingly impenetrable and have mystified readers over the centuries. Yet the influence of this shadowy figure on a broad range of mystical writers from the early middle ages on is readily discernible. His formulation of a method of negative theology that stresses the impotence of humans' attempt to penetrate the "cloud of unknowing" is famous as is his meditation on the divine names. Despite his influence, relatively few attempts have been made to translate the entire corpus of his writing into English. Here in one volume are collected all of the Pseudo-Dionysius' works. Each has been translated from the Migne edition, with reference to the forthcoming Gottingen critical edition of A.M. Ritter, G. Heil, and B. Suchla. -- from back cover
Hugh of Saint Victor by Paul Rorem( )

20 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in Saxony in 1096, Hugh became an Augustinian monk and in 1115 moved to the monastery of Saint Victor, Paris, where he spent the remainder of his life, eventually becoming the head of the school there. His writings cover the whole range of arts and sacred science taught in his day. Paul Rorem offers a basic introduction to Hugh's theology, through a comprehensive survey of his works. He argues that Hugh is best understood as a teacher of theology, and that his numerous and varied writings are best appreciated as a comprehensive pedagogical program of theological education and spiritual formation. Drawing his evidence not only from Hugh's own descriptions of his work but from the earliest manuscript traditions of his writings, Rorem organizes and presents his corpus within a tri-part framework. Upon a foundation of training in the liberal arts and history, a structure of doctrine is built up, which is finally adorned with moral formation. Within this scheme of organization, Rorem treats each of Hugh's major works (and many minor ones) in its appropriate place, orienting the reader briefly yet accurately to its contents, as well as its location in Hugh's overarching program of theological pedagogy."--Publisher's description
Biblical and liturgical symbols within the pseudo-Dionysian synthesis by Paul Rorem( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical hermeneutics in historical perspective : studies in honor of Karlfried Froehlich on his sixtieth birthday by Mark S Burrows( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hexaemeron / Kathleen E. McVey -- The exegesis of history in John Chrysostom's Homilies on Acts / Amanda Berry Wylie -- Vile bodies : Paul and Augustine on the resurrection of the flesh / Paula Fredriksen -- The rhetoric of God in the figurative exegesis of Augustine / Robert W. Bernard -- The myth of the Augustinian synthesis / David W. Johnson -- Meister Eckhart and a millennium with Mary and Martha / Blake R. Heffner -- The fusion of papal ideology and biblical exegesis in the fourteenth century / Christopher Ocker -- Jean Gerson on the "traditional sense" of Scripture as an argument for an ecclesial hermeneutic / Mark S. Burrows -- Christopher Columbus as a scriptural exegete / John V. Fleming -- Luther's humor as a tool for interpreting Scripture / Eric W. Grit
The Dionysian mystical theology by Paul Rorem( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dionysian Mystical Theology introduces the Pseudo-Dionysian 'mystical theology, ' with glimpses at key stages in its interpretation and critical reception through the centuries. In part one, the elusive Areopagite's own miniature essay, The Mystical Theology, is quoted in its entirety, sentence by sentence, with commentary. Its cryptic contents would be almost impenetrable without judicious reference to the rest of the Dionysian corpus: The Divine Names, The Celestial Hierarchy, The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, and the ten Letters. Of special importance is the Dionysian use of negations in an "apophatic" theology that recognizes the transcendence of God beyond human words and concepts. Stages in the reception and critique of this Greek corpus and theme are sketched in part two: first, the initial sixth-century introduction and marginal comments (Scholia) by John of Scythopolis; second, the early Latin translation and commentary by the ninth-century Carolingian Eriugena and the twelfth-century commentary by the Parisian Hugh of St. Victor; and third, the critical reaction and opposition by Martin Luther in the Reformation. In conclusion, the Dionysian apophatic is presented alongside other forms of negative theology in light of modern and postmodern interests in the subject."--Publisher's website
John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian corpus : annotating the Areopagite by Paul Rorem( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study casts light on the life of John of Scythopolis, the 6th-century theologian who composed a series of annotations to the works attributed to Dionysius the Areopagite whose conversion by St Paul is mentioned in Acts 17:34
Eriugena's commentary on the Dionysian Celestial hierarchy by Paul Rorem( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is a comprehensive study of John Scotus Eriugena's commentary (Expositiones) on the Pseudo-Dionysian Celestial Hierarchy, with special attention given to its literary form and theological content." "The order for introducing various aspects of the Expositiones follows the format of the work itself: first in John's own order comes the Dionysian text in translation, followed by a paraphrase or two and then by Eriugena's own comments, sometimes on particular sources, more often on the points of doctrine he wants to expound. Thus this book starts with the author, that is, John's perspective on Dionysius himself (Chapter I: "Dionysian Biographies"). For Eriugena, Dionysius was the Athenian Areopagite, but was he also the Parisian martyr Saint Denis? Turning to the text of The Celestial Hierarchy, the particular Greek codex John was working with contained its own variants and challenges (Chapter II: "The Greek Manuscript and Its Problems"). Next comes a study of John's "Patterns of Translation and Paraphrase" (Chapter III). After his multiple paraphrases, Eriugena often adds his own expository remarks, sometimes invoking other sources, especially the remaining works of the Dionysian corpus (Chapter IV)." "Those interested primarily in John's philosophical theology could turn directly to the last three chapters, spanning the arc of "procession and return" so characteristic of the Periphyseon. The Expositiones show a particular interest in creation (Chapter V), anthropology (Chapter VI) and "Christ and Salvation" (Chapter VII). Eriugena's treatment of the doctrine of creation includes a particularly innovative understanding of creatio ex nihilo. His anthropology turns on the question of humanity's relationship to the divine, whether immediate (unmediated) or mediated or somehow both. The discussion of Christ includes skillful expansions of the biblical and Dionysian images for Christ, and a presentation of salvation as "theosis" or deification." "Translations of major sections of the Expositiones are appended, as well as John's prologue to his earlier translation of the Dionysian corpus. The book also contains a bibliography, an index of premodern and modern names, a scriptural index, and an index to the works of Eriugena."--BOOK JACKET
The United Lutheran Church in America, 1918-1962 by E. Theodore Bachmann( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calvin and Bullinger on the Lord's Supper by Paul Rorem( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Medieval development of liturgical symbolism by Paul Rorem( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calvin and Bullinger on the Lord's Supper by Paul Rorem( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works by Pseudo-Dionysius( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medieval development of liturgical symbolism by Paul Rorem( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical and liturgical symbols in pseudo-Dionysus by Paul Rorem( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical and liturgical symbols within the Pseudo-Dionysian synthesis by Paul Rorem( )

3 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justification by faith in Qumran? : a study of IQSxi. 2b-16a and the Epistle to the Romans by Paul Rorem( )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works by Dionysius( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calvin and Bullinger on the Lord's Supper by Paul Rorem( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calvin and Bullinger on the Lord's supper by Paul Rorem( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Pseudo-Dionysius : the complete worksHugh of Saint VictorBiblical hermeneutics in historical perspective : studies in honor of Karlfried Froehlich on his sixtieth birthdayJohn of Scythopolis and the Dionysian corpus : annotating the AreopagiteEriugena's commentary on the Dionysian Celestial hierarchyThe United Lutheran Church in America, 1918-1962The complete works
Alternative Names
Rorem, Paul E. 1948-

Rorem, Paul Edward

Rorem, Paul Edward 1948-

Languages
English (127)