By Deirdre Carabine

ISBN-10: 0195113616

ISBN-13: 9780195113617

ISBN-10: 0195113624

ISBN-13: 9780195113624

John Scottus Eriugena, the ninth-century Irish thinker and theologian, is called the interpreter of Greek concept to the Latin West. He used to be possibly an important philosophical philosopher to seem in Latin Christendom among Augustine within the 5th century and Anselm within the 11th. during this quantity, Deirdre Carabine presents a transparent and obtainable introduction--the just one to be had within the English language--to the idea of this crucial figure.
In half I, Carabine describes the highbrow revival of the 9th century and situates Eriugena's function inside of that stream. She seems to be heavily at Eriugena's lifestyles and highbrow achievements, together with his contribution to the theological controversy on predestination and his roles as instructor and translator of Greek suggestion. She additionally examines the Periphyson, absolutely Eriugena's most unique and demanding paintings. partly II, Carabine discusses Eriugena's metaphysics, the constitution of truth, the theocentric personality of production, and the function of the trinity and the primordial motives. specifically, she explores Eriugena's employment of adverse theology and his figuring out of human nature. In end, half III seems to be at Eriugena's interpretation of the go back of all issues to their resource, together with his trust that each one humans, saints and sinners alike, will go back to paradise to the "vision" of a transcendent God.
Revealing the original and compelling nature of Eriugena's notion, and exhibiting why his paintings keeps to entice a contemporary viewers, this quantity is needed analyzing for college students and students of medieval philosophy and theology.

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