By John F. Gavin,John Panteleimon Manoussakis

ISBN-10: 1498205569

ISBN-13: 9781498205566

ISBN-10: 1625644647

ISBN-13: 9781625644640

John Scottus Eriugena, the intense 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 could be thought of the right Carolingian Renaissance guy. This quantity examines his realizing of the Incarnation, the enfleshment of the note. at the one hand, Eriugena's Christology creatively appropriates conventional different types with the intention to clarify God's philanthropia in developing, maintaining, and restoring the cosmos. nonetheless, it additionally offers a advisor for the believer's mystical participation within the lifetime of Jesus and go back to divine union. This very good highbrow from the so-called "Dark a while" bargains a lot to motivate, and maybe even to startle, modern theologians, philosophers, and believers who reflect on the secret of the God-made-flesh.

"Having illuminated the darkish a long time, 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 limitless, guy and God, and by way 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 advanced ninth-century Irish brain with competence and aptitude. Gavin's scholarship is thorough, his writing is a version of lucidity, and the way during which he plans and executes this paintings serves his venture of providing Eriugena's theology of the incarnation completely. I hugely suggest A Celtic Christology."
--James Corkery, Professor of Theology, Milltown Institute, Ireland

"Too frequently handled basically as a transitional determine among patristic and medieval idea, or as attention-grabbing completely for his philosophical cosmology, John Gavin does an enormous 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 man or woman grounded in his ancient incarnation."
--Paul M. Blowers, Dean E. Walker Professor of Church background, Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Tennessee

"In this brilliantly lucid and profoundly insightful booklet, John Gavin effectively demonstrates the pervasive Christocentrism of Eriugena's imaginative and prescient, in addition to his indebtedness to the Greek patristic culture, particularly Maximus the Confessor. the result's not just a groundbreaking revisionist success within the scholarly evaluation 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 non secular reports of the varsity of the Holy move, 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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