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Creaturely Freedom and God as Creator Omnium

Katherin A. Rogers

in Anselm on Freedom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231676
eISBN:
9780191716089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231676.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, General

Classical theism holds that God is the Creator omnium — the absolute source of all that has ontological status. Boethius, following Augustine, holds that God is the cause of everything apparently ... More


Eriugena

John J. O’Meara

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266747
eISBN:
9780191683084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266747.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book deals with Johannes Scottus Eriugena, an Irish scholar at the Court of Charles the Bald in France in the second half of the 9th century — to be clearly distinguished from John Duns Scotus ... More


The Poet

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266747
eISBN:
9780191683084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266747.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the poetry of Eriugena, which focuses on Charles the Bald himself. Almost every poem of Eriugena praises and prays for him. The influence of Irishmen in promoting theological ... More


Eriugena’s Immediate Influence

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266747
eISBN:
9780191683084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266747.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the Gesta episcoporum Autissiodorensium we are told that Wicbald (or Guibaud), a native of Canbrai who succeeded to the see of Auxerre in 879, was a disciple of Eriugena who, it is asserted, then ... More


Epilogue

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266747
eISBN:
9780191683084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266747.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter summarizes the discussions in the preceding chapters. It reviews the various proposals regarding Eriugena’s actual date of death, the legends on Eriugena, his influence upon his own ... More


Eriugena, Ireland, and Francia

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266747
eISBN:
9780191683084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266747.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the early life of Eriugena. It first cites the uncertainty regarding his place and date of birth in Ireland, and the fact that the land left few demonstrable marks upon his ... More


The Teacher

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266747
eISBN:
9780191683084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266747.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

While next to nothing is known about the teaching in the palace school of Charles the Bald, quite a lot is known about the cathedral school at Laon. There the great master was Martin the Irishman. ... More


The ‘Controversialist’

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266747
eISBN:
9780191683084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266747.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Hincmar archbishop of Reims, in his De praedestinatione, written in 859–60, gives a list of doctrinal points that gave rise to controversy in the Frankish realms in his day — that predestination was ... More


The Translator

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266747
eISBN:
9780191683084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266747.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Édouard Jeauneau in a stimulating article, ‘Jean Scot Érigène et le grec’, addresses himself to the three following questions: what motives and impulsions influenced Eriugena to translate the works ... More


Summary of the Periphyseon; Books I and II

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266747
eISBN:
9780191683084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266747.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents a summary of Books I and II of Eriugena’s main work, Periphyseon. Book I deals with the fourfold division of universal nature. The subject of Book II is the procession of the ... More


Summary of the Periphyseon: Book III

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266747
eISBN:
9780191683084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266747.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents a summary of Book III of Eriugena’s main work, Periphyseon. The book deals with the third aspect of universal nature, that is, concerning that part of creation which is created ... More


Summary of the Periphyseon: Book IV

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266747
eISBN:
9780191683084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266747.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents a summary of Book IV of Eriugena’s main work, Periphyseon. The book considers the Sixth Prophetic Meditation (the Sixth ‘Day’) of the creation of the universe.


Summary of the Periphyseon: Book V

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266747
eISBN:
9780191683084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266747.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents a summary of Book V of Eriugena’s main work, Periphyseon. The book discusses the return of all things to the nature that neither creates nor is created — God as End.


The Exegete

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266747
eISBN:
9780191683084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266747.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Eriugena’s performance as an exegete in his Homily on the Prologue to St John’s Gospel. While it is true that the commentary and homily can be said to belong to two different ... More


The Reception of Ancient Texts in the Carolingian Era

Charles M. Atkinson

in The Critical Nexus: Tone-System, Mode, and Notation in Early Medieval Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148886
eISBN:
9780199852185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148886.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter considers the ways ancient texts treating tone-system, mode, and notation were received and taught in the Carolingian era. The terms and concepts from the works of Boethius, Martianus ... More


The Divine Ideas Tradition in Christian Mystical Theology

Mark A. McIntosh

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199580811
eISBN:
9780191860218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199580811.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

By the time of early modernity, a widely deployed tenet of Christian thought had begun to vanish. The divine ideas tradition, the teaching that all beings have an eternal existence as aspects of ... More


Canto 36

Mark Byron

in Readings in the Cantos: Volume I

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954408
eISBN:
9781786944337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954408.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Canto 36 functions as a kind of still point amidst the political and historical material imbuing Eleven New Cantos: the Continental Congress of 1774-89 and Siena under the rule of Leopold, Grand Duke ... More


Pattern: The meanings of matter

Nathan Lyons

in Signs in the Dust: A Theory of Natural Culture and Cultural Nature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190941260
eISBN:
9780190941291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941260.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter uses Aquinas’ doctrine of intentions in the medium to develop a new theory of physiosemiosis (signification in inanimate nature). For Aquinas, intentionality is present not only in ... More


Creation and Epiphanic Incarnation: Reflections on the Future of Natural Theology from an Eriugenian-Emersonian Perspective

Willemien Otten

in On Religion and Memory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251629
eISBN:
9780823252961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251629.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The tradition of natural theology could be read productively through the use of the trope of “the book of nature,” insofar as natural theology regards creation as a direct manifestation of the divine ... More


Efficient Causation in: Late Antiquity and the Earlier Medieval Era

Ian Wilks

in Efficient Causation: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199782185
eISBN:
9780199395583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782185.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Platonic understanding of efficient causation restricts this entirely to the operations of the soul. Bodies are not to be counted as substances, and therefore lack what is required for ... More


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