Editorial Volume 18–20


It is a real joy to present to the academic theological world this exceptional three-volume publication of Analogia dedicated to St Dionysius the Areopagite. What makes this publication exceptional is precisely its wide theological range, that is, the fact that the authors see Dionysius as one of the fundamental common sources of Christian theological awareness. Indeed Dionysius must be seen in this way: as one of the common points of departure for some gigantic representatives of the Christian Greek-Western Theological world. In an age where the need for discovering crucial points of convergence between East and West is of utmost importance, this publication can offer a good spiritual stimulation. I would also like to praise the Guest Editor of this publication, Sammuel Bennett, who, along with the Dionysius Circle Group, organised the content of this publication. 

– Fr Nikolaos Loudovikos, Senior Editor


This volume primarily encompasses the proceedings from the first annual symposium of the Dionysius Circle, conducted on October 8th, 2022, dedicated to exploring the concept of the divine processions in the Divine Names by St. Dionysius the Areopagite. The symposium delved into the dynamics of God's presence in creation, epitomized by the "unparticipatedly participated" processions. By the processions, God, though unparticipated, is not detached from His creation but is unconditionally present to all, manifesting both the transcendence and immanence of God. Such explorations underscore our mission to cultivate meaningful dialogue on St. Dionysius's works, highlighting his pivotal influence across Christian traditions and fostering philosophical engagement with Christian thought.

We are deeply appreciative of the contributions from Christos Terezis with Lydia Petridou, Gregory T. Doolan, Miklos Vassanyi, Ryan Haecker, Marcus Hines, Daniel Heide, Conor Stark, and Luke Togni. Their rigorous scholarship enhances our collective understanding of the Dionysian tradition and its enduring impact. 

In addition, we would like to extend our appreciation to the editorial team of Analogia Journal, whose dedication and meticulous attention to detail have been instrumental in bringing this publication to fruition. Also, to Prof Nikolaos Loudovikos, the Senior Editor, for his seminal contributions to contemporary reflection on patristic thought and the stewardship of The Analogia Journal. His profound work in bridging the gap between Orthodox Christianity and Western theological and philosophical discourses has not only enriched the academic landscape but has also significantly inspired the establishment and activities of the Dionysius Circle.

It is our hope that this volume honors both the legacy of St. Dionysius and inspires further exploration and dialogue within the academic community and beyond.

With sincere thanks, 

– Samuel Walker Bennett, Guest Editor
Instructor, Western Governors University
and President of the Dionysius Circle