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Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite known as Pseudo-Denys, was a Christian theologian and philosopher of the late 5th to early 6th century, who wrote a set of works known as the Corpus Areopagiticum or Corpus Dionysiacum. The author pseudonymously identifies himself in the corpus as "Dionysios", portraying himself as Dionysius the Areopagite, the Athenian convert of Paul the Apostle mentioned in Acts 17:34; this false attribution to the earliest decades of Christianity resulted in the work being given great authority in subsequent theological writing in both East and West. The Dionysian writings and their mystical teaching were universally accepted throughout the East, amongst both Chalcedonians and non-Chalcedonians, had a strong impact in medieval western mysticism, most notably Meister Eckhart, its influence decreased in the West with the fifteenth-century demonstration of its dating, but in recent decades, interest has increased again in the Corpus Areopagiticum. The Corpus is today composed of: Divine Names.

Seven other works are mentioned by pseudo-Dionysius in his surviving works, are presumed either to be lost or to be fictional works mentioned by the Areopagite as a literary device to give the impression to his sixth-century readers of engaging with the surviving fragments of a much larger first-century corpus of writings. These seven other works are: Theological Outlines, Symbolic Theology, On Angelic Properties and Orders, On the Just and Divine Judgement, On the Soul, On Intelligible and Sensible Beings, On the Divine Hymns. In attempts to identify a date after which the corpus must have been composed, a number of features have been identified in Dionysius' writing, though the latter two are subject to scholarly debate. Firstly, certainly, it is clear that Dionysius adopted many of his ideas—including at times passages word for word—from Proclus, who died in 485, thus providing at the least a late fifth-century early limit to the dating of Dionysius. In the Ecclesiastical Hierarchy Dionysius twice seems to allude to the recitation of the Creed in the course of the liturgy.

It is asserted that Peter the Fuller first mandated the inclusion of the Nicene Creed in the liturgy in 476, thus providing an earliest date for the composition of the Corpus. However, Bernard Capelle argues that it is far more that Timothy, patriarch of Constantinople, was responsible for this liturgical innovation, around 515 — thus suggesting a date for the Corpus, it is suggested that because Dionysius seems to eschew divisive Christological language, he was writing after the Henoticon of Zeno was in effect, sometime after 482. However, it is possible that Dionysius eschewed traditional Christological formulae in order to preserve an overall apostolic ambience for his works, rather than because of the influence of the Henoticon. Given that the Henoticon was rescinded in 518, if Dionysius was writing after this date, he may have been untroubled by this policy. In terms of the latest date for the composition of the Corpus, the earliest datable reference to Dionysius' writing comes in 528, the year in which the treatise of Severus of Antioch entitled Adversus apologiam Juliani was translated into Syriac — though it is possible the treatise may have been composed up to nine years earlier.

Another cited latest date for Dionysius' writing comes in 532, when, in a report on a colloquy held between two groups debating the decrees of the Council of Chalcedon, Severus of Antioch and his monophysite supporters cited Dionysius' Fourth Letter in defence of their view. It is possible that pseudo-Dionysius was himself a member of this group, though debate continues over whether his writings do in fact reveal a monophysite understanding of Christ, it seems that the writer was located in Syria, as revealed, for example, by the accounts of the sacramental rites he gives in The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, which seem only to bear resemblance to Syriac rites. The author pseudonymously identifies himself in the corpus as "Dionysios", portraying himself as the figure of Dionysius the Areopagite, the Athenian convert of Paul the Apostle mentioned in Acts 17:34. Various legends existed surrounding the figure of Dionysius, who became emblematic of the spread of the gospel to the Greek world. A tradition arose that he became the first bishop of Cyprus or of Milan, or that he was the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews.

It is therefore not surprising that that author of these works would have chosen to adopt the name of this otherwise mentioned figure. The authorship of the Dionysian Corpus was disputed. However, this dating was disputed by Hypatius of Ephesus, who met the monophysite party during the 532 meeting with Emperor Justinian I. Hypatius condemned it along with the Apollinarian texts, distributed during the Nestorian controversy under the names of Pope Julius and Athanasius, which the monophysites entered as evidence supporting

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Pinnacle Financial Partners is a bank headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee operating in Middle Tennessee, East Tennessee, since June 2017, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia. The company was founded on February 20, 2000 by twelve Nashville businessmen who wished to create a locally owned financial firm. In May 2002 the company went public on the NASDAQ with the symbol PNFP. Pinnacle gained naming rights for a new skyscraper in Downtown Nashville, The Pinnacle at Symphony Place, the company leased 65,000 square feet in the building, moving in in 2010. On January 22, 2017, Pinnacle announced it was acquiring BNC Bank of High Point, North Carolina, which has branches in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia; the deal, worth $1.9 billion and completed June 2017, gives Pinnacle operations in four states. Pinnacle Financial Partners has US$22.2 billion in assets and has 115 offices. Official website Business data for Pinnicle Financial Partners

Bangsar Park

Bangsar Park was the first residential area to be developed within the area, now known as Bangsar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a much sought-after commercial address in the Klang Valley, it lies about four kilometres southwest of the city centre and is a ten minutes drive by car from the city centre. It is given the postcode of 59000; the Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur is the local governing authority. It is represented by the Bangsar Park Residents' Association. Bangsar Park is part of the Lembah Pantai constituency and its Member of Parliament is Nurul Izzah Anwar, for the past 2 terms. Bangsar was a rubber estate. One suggestion is that it derives its name from Bunge, a Belgian, Grisar, a Frenchman, said to be the founders of a European company that ran the estate, Bunge-Grisar; the name of this estate was soon localised to Bungsar, Bangsar. It was the nearest to Kuala Lumpur, it was developed into a residential area. Bangsar Park was the first area to be developed, it was the first planned housing estates in Kuala Lumpur.

The first houses were built in 1969. Development in Bangsar started. Though Bangsar is a hilly suburb, Bangsar Park lies in the southern part of the area which of flat terrain. Jalan Maarof is Bangsar's main thoroughfare, it divides Bangsar into two main parts. On the east of this road lies Taman SA, Bangsar Park, Bukit Bangsar, Bangsar Utama and one-half of Bukit Bandaraya; the other neighbourhoods lie on the west. The Mobil service station along Jalan Maarof was sometimes used to identify the side of the road Bangsar Park is on, considering most of Bangsar was on the other side; this Mobil station was demolished. East of Bangsar Park lies Bukit Persekutuan, a low density neighbourhood developed in the colonial days and Bukit Damansara. Most of the vegetation from the forest has not been cleared, thus it would appears as if the eastern neighbourhoods of Bangsar were surrounded by a jungle. A few monsoon drains were constructed, they have since been covered up. Bangsar Park is a popular residential area among both expatriates.

It is a melting pot today with a good balance of different races living here. However, it was never always that way; the initial residents of Bangsar Park were Ceylonese from Brickfields, who were government clerks and looking for a new, clean neighbourhood to move into. Bangsar Park does not have any commercial area, it is a purely residential area. The closest thing to a commercial area is the row of shophouses housing sundry shops, restaurants and a laundry shop. However, residents of Bangsar Park do not find this a problem, they love the peace and quiet and the homely feel of the area as a result of it being a purely residential area. Besides, the commercial areas of Bangsar Baru, Lucky Gardens and Bangsar Utama are all within walking distance. Bangsar Park has a large population of Gujaratis; the Gujarati Association WP & Selangor building and Jain Mandir is located at Lorong Maarof. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bangsar is a secondary school located within Bangsar Park. However, most parents prefer sending their children to Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bukit Bandaraya, just three minutes drive away, as it has a better academic record.

Pusat Kesihatan Umum Bangsar is a primary healthcare centre, just walking distance from Bangsar Park. Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, a public hospital is situated within five minutes drive, although access is through Petaling Jaya. Unlike the rest of Bangsar, Bangsar Park does not suffer from any traffic congestion at any time of the day. Bangsar Park is accessible from any part of Kuala Lumpur, it is just a ten-minute drive from the Kuala Lumpur city centre. It is connected to the city of Petaling Jaya via the Federal Highway; the Bangsar LRT station is located along Jalan Bangsar. Abdullah Hukum and Universiti LRT stations are located nearby. Bangsar is a five-minute drive from KL Sentral, a major transportation hub in neighbouring Brickfields. Bangsar Park is easily accessible using any of Rapid KL's bus services. Bangsar Bangsar Baru Online – Community Forum, Happening Activity Places, Business Directory, Classifieds & etc Bangsar Community Portal Google Map of Bangsar