John Scottus Eriugena (Great Medieval Thinkers) by Deirdre Carabine

By Deirdre Carabine

John Scottus Eriugena, the ninth-century Irish thinker and theologian, is named the interpreter of Greek inspiration to the Latin West. He used to be possibly crucial 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 available 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 that flow. She seems heavily at Eriugena's existence and highbrow achievements, together with his contribution to the theological controversy on predestination and his roles as instructor and translator of Greek proposal. She additionally examines the Periphyson, definitely Eriugena's most unusual and demanding paintings. partly II, Carabine discusses Eriugena's metaphysics, the constitution of truth, the theocentric personality of construction, and the function of the trinity and the primordial reasons. particularly, she explores Eriugena's employment of unfavorable 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 suggestion, and displaying why his paintings maintains to attract a latest viewers, this quantity is needed examining for college kids and students of medieval philosophy and theology.

Show description

Read Online or Download John Scottus Eriugena (Great Medieval Thinkers) PDF

Best biographies & memoirs of philosophers books

One Hundred Philo-poems at the Age of Twenty Six

Philo-Poetry- research, knowledge, and existence reviews that enhance inner emotions with the aim of assisting humanity and all its surroundings.

CLR James's Notes on Dialectics: Left Hegelianism or Marxism-Leninism?

John H. McClendon III's CLR James's Notes on Dialectics: Left Hegelianism or Marxism-Leninism? is the first-ever ebook committed solely to James's 'magnum opus,' Notes on Dialectics: Hegel-Marx-Lenin. The seed for this examine used to be planted over thirty years in the past whilst James passed the writer his own reproduction of Notes.

Gentle Regrets: Thoughts from a Life

Roger Scruton is Britain's most sensible recognized highbrow dissident, who has defended English traditions and English identification opposed to an legit tradition of denigration. even though his writings on philosophical aesthetics have proven him to be a number one authority within the box, his defence of political conservatism has marked him out in educational circles as public enemy number 1.

Ajahn Brahm – Der Mönch, der uns das Glück zeigte: Eine Biografie in Erzählungen von Vusi Sebastian Reuter und Sabine Kroiß (German Edition)

Die Bestseller Die Kuh, die weinte und Der Elefant, der das Glück vergaß haben Millionen Leser auf der ganzen Welt begeistert und inspiriert. Doch welche Lebensgeschichte hat Ajahn Brahm geprägt? Wie gelangte der buddhistische Mönch mit westlichen Wurzeln zu seinen tiefen Weisheiten über Glück und Liebe, die in seinen bewegenden Anekdoten zum Ausdruck kommen?

Extra info for John Scottus Eriugena (Great Medieval Thinkers)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.00 of 5 – based on 32 votes