‘The Themes of Light and Dark in the Greek Fathers’, in Void and Fullness
in the Buddhist, Hindu and Christian Traditions. Bäumer, B. and Dupuche J. (eds.) Delhi, D.K. Printworld, 2005. pp.171-186.
From the introduction:
It would seem more natural, therefore, to develop a short study on the terms ‘light’ and ‘darkness’, which provide the same paradoxical contrast as the terms ‘fullness’ and ‘void’. The term pleroma will be understood to refer to the Reality, which the paradox intimates.
The paper will look at three writers in particular, Gregory of Nyssa who stands at the head of the mystical tradition of both the Greek and Latin Churches; Pseudo Dionysius who develops the apophatic tradition; and Gregory Palamas who is the last of the great Greek Doctors of the Church.