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By John F. Gavin,John Panteleimon Manoussakis

John Scottus Eriugena, the bright and arguable Irishman within the court docket of Charles the Bald (823-877), the grandson of Charlemagne, drew upon either the Latin and Greek patristic traditions as a way to current a daring and unique Christian imaginative and prescient. A thinker, theologian, translator, poet, and mystic, he should be thought of the fitting Carolingian Renaissance guy. This quantity examines his knowing of the Incarnation, the enfleshment of the be aware. at the one hand, Eriugena's Christology creatively appropriates conventional different types so one can clarify God's philanthropia in developing, maintaining, and restoring the cosmos. however, it additionally presents a advisor for the believer's mystical participation within the lifetime of Jesus and go back to divine union. This tremendous highbrow from the so-called "Dark a while" bargains a lot to encourage, and even perhaps to startle, modern theologians, philosophers, and believers who examine the secret of the God-made-flesh.

"Having illuminated the darkish a while, the Irish genius can nonetheless stimulate Thomist, post-Kantian, and postmodern theologians to think about anew the secret of Christ in whom are united time and eternity, finite and countless, guy and God, and by means of whom unique and private sins are conquered."
--John McDermott, Professor of Theology, Sacred center significant Seminary, Michigan

"A scholarly gem that conveys the treasures of Eriugena's complicated ninth-century Irish brain with competence and aptitude. Gavin's scholarship is thorough, his writing is a version of lucidity, and the style within which he plans and executes this paintings serves his undertaking of proposing Eriugena's theology of the incarnation completely. I hugely suggest A Celtic Christology."
--James Corkery, Professor of Theology, Milltown Institute, Ireland

"Too usually handled in basic terms as a transitional determine among patristic and medieval idea, or as fascinating completely for his philosophical cosmology, John Gavin does a tremendous carrier during this superb monograph, not just of giving Eriugena his personal reasonable listening to, yet showcasing his little-studied Christology. Gavin masterfully unfolds Eriugena's insights into the character of Christ's embodiment, its cosmic and salvific results, and the hot mode of person grounded in his historic incarnation."
--Paul M. Blowers, Dean E. Walker Professor of Church historical past, Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Tennessee

"In this brilliantly lucid and profoundly insightful e-book, John Gavin effectively demonstrates the pervasive Christocentrism of Eriugena's imaginative and prescient, in addition to his indebtedness to the Greek patristic culture, in particular Maximus the Confessor. the result's not just a groundbreaking revisionist success within the scholarly overview of Eriugena, however the retrieval of a richly artistic, and hitherto underappreciated, voice within the Christian tradition."
--Khaled Anatolios, Professor of ancient Theology, Boston university, Massachusetts

John F. Gavin, SJ, is an Assistant Professor within the division of spiritual stories of the school of the Holy pass, Worcester, Massachusetts. he's the writer of And they're just like the Angels within the Heavens: Angelology and Anthropology within the considered Maximus the Confessor (2009).

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