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By John F. Gavin,John Panteleimon Manoussakis

John Scottus Eriugena, the intense and debatable Irishman within the courtroom of Charles the Bald (823-877), the grandson of Charlemagne, drew upon either the Latin and Greek patristic traditions which will current a daring and unique Christian imaginative and prescient. A thinker, theologian, translator, poet, and mystic, he might be thought of the precise Carolingian Renaissance guy. This quantity examines his realizing of the Incarnation, the enfleshment of the observe. at the one hand, Eriugena's Christology creatively appropriates conventional different types so as to clarify God's philanthropia in growing, maintaining, and restoring the cosmos. nonetheless, it additionally presents a consultant for the believer's mystical participation within the lifetime of Jesus and go back to divine union. This extraordinary highbrow from the so-called "Dark a while" bargains a lot to encourage, 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 consider anew the secret of Christ in whom are united time and eternity, finite and endless, guy and God, and via whom unique and private sins are conquered."
--John McDermott, Professor of Theology, Sacred middle 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 style during which he plans and executes this paintings serves his venture of featuring Eriugena's theology of the incarnation completely. I hugely suggest A Celtic Christology."
--James Corkery, Professor of Theology, Milltown Institute, Ireland

"Too frequently handled simply as a transitional determine among patristic and medieval notion, or as fascinating completely for his philosophical cosmology, John Gavin does a huge carrier during this advantageous 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 recent mode of individual grounded in his historic 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, in particular Maximus the Confessor. the result's not just a groundbreaking revisionist fulfillment within the scholarly evaluation of Eriugena, however the retrieval of a richly inventive, and hitherto underappreciated, voice within the Christian tradition."
--Khaled Anatolios, Professor of historic Theology, Boston university, Massachusetts

John F. Gavin, SJ, is an Assistant Professor within the division of non secular reviews of the varsity 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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