The Anthropology of Johannes Scottus Eriugena by Professor of the Theology and History of Christianity

By Professor of the Theology and History of Christianity Willemien Otten

This booklet bargains with Eriugena's anthropology within the normal context of his considering on common nature. on the outset the function of guy looks conditioned by means of nature's dynamic improvement during the Neoplatonic levels of procession and go back. As guy is found on the turning- element among procession and go back, he isn't purely ruled via nature's unfolding, yet may also workout regulate over it. therefore it truly is proven that guy could be noticeable as even more autonomous than the cosmological constitution of Eriugena's philosophy of nature turns out to point. The research of Eriugena's anthropology urges a second look of the location of guy within the early medieval interval. even supposing guy commonly possesses a sinful, created country, Eriugena exhibits that this doesn't hinder him from interesting a unfastened and direct courting with God and the encompassing universe. In facing the matter of human sin, Eriugena brings out Christ's saving position, however it turns out counterbalanced by means of man's intrinsic strength because the "divine photograph" to rehabilitate himself. during this appreciate Eriugena's versatile approach to reasoning - his dealing with of damaging theology, theophany and allegorical exegesis - serves as a impressive instance of human independence in what has so usually been portrayed because the "static" early-medieval global.

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Philos. , ap. D. G. 2 ff. They are also presupposed by other authors discussed by von Kienle,ll and by a rather important critical witness he missed, viz. the Aristotelian scholar Aristocles of Messana ap. Eus. E. 1: Oi. ecrav. oi. Oe 1tept nu9ay6pav a1te1CptHjf

VI 13, Ch. VIII 2. 53 Cf. g. von Fritz (1940) and Minar (1942). 54 This is not incompatible with the chronology of Apollodorus, cf. FGrH 244F32 ap. Diog. Laert. VIII 52 (Vorsokr. 31A1). 55 Diels D. G. 145 and Marcovich point out that 'tOll'trov pertains to Empedocles and Heraclitus. For the links between the chapters on Pythagoras, Empedocles and Heraclitus in the Philosophoumena and the Stoic aspects of the doctrine attributed to Empedocles/Heraclitus see also Hershbell (1973) 101. s-6 A tenet ascribed to Aristotle as well, Ref.

10 See the edition by Daiber (1980). g. Aet. 6. 11 According to Diels' restored text, printed also by Mau. I here accept this emendation, though not without misgivings. If we leave what is now Aet. 9 (ps. Plut. p. Plut. I 3, the latter's Italian succession would include Heraclitus and Hippasus, Epicurus and Democritus, Empedocles, Socrates and Plato, Aristoteles, and Zeno of Citium (whether we should also include the other philosophers added to Aet. I 3 by Diels from Stobaeus, or should stick to Diels' order, is another matter).

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