According to the 17:34, and a woman named were converted by . His namesake , bishop of (c. A.D. 170), asserts that he became the . Later literature tended to confuse him with another Dionysius, otherwise (c. A.D. 250), whose writings in mystical are often described as pseudo-Areopagite or pseudo-Dionysian. This literature aimed at a combination of Christian doctrine and . By such synthesis, the author arrived at the creation of , which found its way to the Coptic religious discussions of the later medieval works of Abu al-Barakat and Abu Ishaq in their search for support of their beliefs in ancient documentary evidence.


  • Cross,  F.  L.  The  Oxford  Dictionary  of  the  Christian  Church. London, 1957.

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