Who was Dionysius the Areopagite?

Who was Dionysius the Areopagite?

From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:

Dionysius, or Pseudo-Dionysius, as he has come to be known in the contemporary world, was a Christian Neoplatonist who wrote in the late fifth or early sixth century CE and who transposed in a thoroughly original way the whole of Pagan Neoplatonism from Plotinus to Proclus, but especially that of Proclus and the Platonic Academy in Athens, into a distinctively new Christian context.

Corrigan, Kevin and Michael Harrington, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/pseudo-dionysius-areopagite.

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Taylor Marshall is the Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy at the University of Dallas.