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.

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