Meaning of Dionysius the Areopagite in English:

Dionysius the Areopagite

Pronunciation /ˌarɪˈɒpəɡʌɪt/

proper noun

  • (1st century AD), Greek churchman. His conversion by St Paul is recorded in Acts 17:34 and according to tradition he went on to become the first bishop of Athens. He was later confused with St Denis and with a mystical theologian, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, who exercised a profound influence on medieval theology.