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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


Eriugena, Ireland, and Francia

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print:
1988
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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 Poet

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print:
1988
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October 2011
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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


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


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


Epilogue

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print:
1988
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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


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


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 Exegete

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print:
1988
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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


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.


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