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A Companion to John Scottus Eriugena, Adrian Guiu, Stephen Lahey

John Scottus Eriugena (d. circa 877) is regarded as the most important philosopher and theologian in the Latin West from the death of Boethius until the thirteenth century. He incorporated his understanding of Latin sources, Ambrose, Augustine, Boethius and Greek sources, including the Cappadocian Fathers, Pseudo-Dionysius, and Maximus Confessor, into a metaphysics structured on Aristotle’s Categories , from which he developed Christian Neoplatonist theology that continues to stimulate 21st-century theologians. This collection of essays provides an overview of the latest scholarship on various aspects of Eriugena’s thought and writings, including his Irish background, his use of Greek theologians, his Scripture hermeneutics, his understanding of Aristotelian logic, Christology, and the impact he had on contemporary and later theological traditions. Contributors include: David Albertson, Joel Barstad, John Contreni, Christophe Erismann, John Gavin, Adrian Guiu, Michael Harrington, Catherine Kavanagh, A. Kijewska, Stephen Lahey, Elena Lloyd-Sidle, Bernard McGinn, Ernesto Sergio Mainoldi, Dermot Moran, Giulio D’Onofrio, Willemien Otten, , and Alfred Siewers
Table Of Contents
Introduction / Adrian Guiu -- Eriugena's Irish background / Alfred Kentigem Siewers -- John Scottus, Nutritor, and the Liberal Arts / John J. Contreni -- Eriugena and the Neoplatonic tradition / Michael Harrington -- Between Greek and Latin : Eriugena on logic / Christophe Erismann -- A thematic introduction to and outline of the periphyseon for the alumnus Elena M. Lloyd-Sidle -- A theologian's itinerary : John Scottus Eriugena's christological ascent / John Gavin, S.J. -- The periphyseon as hexaemeral commentary / BemardMcGinn -- Suspended between cosmology and anthropology : natura's bond in Eriugena's periphyseon / Willemien Otten -- The speculative system of John Scottus Eriugena and the tradition of vera philosophia / Giulio d'Onofrio -- Eriugena's intervention in the debate on predestination / Emesto Sergio Mainoldi -- Eriugena as translator and interpreter of the Greek Fathers / Joel I. Barstad --Eriugena reads Maximus Confessor : christology as cosmic theophany / Adrian Guiu -- Eriugena the exegete : hermeneutics in a biblical context / Catherine Kavanagh -- Eriugena's influence on the 12th century / Agnieszka Kijewska -- Echoes of Eriugena in Renaissance philosophy : negation, theophany, anthropology / David Albertson -- The reception of Eriugena in modernity : a critical appraisal of Eriugena's dialectical philosophy of infinite nature / Dermot Moran --Eriugena's condemnation and his idealism / Stephen Lahey
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