Publisher: The Shrine of Wisdom, 1957
In this treatise, the writer gathers together and explains a number of the symbolical Names by which the nature of the Supreme and Absolute God is revealed in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. The author speaks of two aspects of the nature of the Supreme God – the undifferentiated and the differentiated.
It would appear that the work was written in the 5th century BCE by Dionysius the Areopagite.
There are thirteen chapters as follows:
1: The purpose of the discourse, and the tradition concerning the Divine Names
2: The undifferentiated and the differentiated; union and distinction
3: The power of prayer
4: God, Light, Beauty, Love, Ecstacy, Jealousy; the existence or non-existence of evil
5: Being and Paradigms
7: Wisdom, Intellect, Reason, Truth, Faith
8: Power, Justice, Preservation, Redemption, Inequality
9: Great, Small, Same, Different, Similar, Dissimilar, Rest, Motion, Equality
10: Omnipotent, Ancient of Days, Eternity, Time
11: Peace, Being Itself, Life Itself, Power Itself
12: Holy of Holies, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, God of Gods
13: Perfect and One