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By Deirdre Carabine

John Scottus Eriugena, the ninth-century Irish thinker and theologian, is named the interpreter of Greek notion to the Latin West. He used to be probably 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 available introduction--the just one on hand within the English language--to the concept of this significant figure.
In half I, Carabine describes the highbrow revival of the 9th century and situates Eriugena's function inside that circulate. She appears to be like 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 suggestion. She additionally examines the Periphyson, absolutely Eriugena's most unusual and critical paintings. partially II, Carabine discusses Eriugena's metaphysics, the constitution of truth, the theocentric personality of construction, and the function of the trinity and the primordial factors. particularly, she explores Eriugena's employment of adverse theology and his figuring out of human nature. In end, half III appears to be like 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 idea, and displaying why his paintings maintains to entice a latest viewers, this quantity is needed analyzing for college kids and students of medieval philosophy and theology.

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