From Iamblichus to Eriugena. An Investigation of the Prehistory and Evolution of the Pseudo-Dionysian Tradition.
Brill, Leiden, 1978. XII,365p. Original orange gilt titled cloth. Plasticized. Upper as well as fore edge rust stained. First and last pages rust stained. 'Gersh (...) now offers us a study, ranging over five centuries, of metaphysical themes in pagan (chiefly Iamblichus, Syrianus, and Proclus) and Christian (Pseudo-Dionysius, John of Scythopolis, Maximus the confessor, and Iohannes Scottus Eriguena) writers. G. organizes his evidence around two cardinal themes - philosophical principles (...) and the structure of reality (...). His chief concern is to specify the transformation of pagan Neoplatonic thought by Christian thinkers. (...) Criticism of G.'s book should not obscure its value. Ew English-speaking scholars today could deal so expertly with texts of such range and complexity. (...) The task of engaging in scholarly controversy with G. is, one must add, greatly facilitated by superb bibliographies and indices.' (G.J.P. O'DALY in the Classical Review (New Series), 1978, pp.255-257).