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 (ĭ-rĭj′ə-nə, -rē′jə-) or Er·iu·ge·na (ĕr-yo͞o′jə-), John Scotus 810?-877?
Irish-born theologian and philosopher who sought to reconcile Neoplatonism and Christian belief in his principal work, On the Division of Nature (862-866).


(Biography) John Scotus. ?800–?877 ad, Irish Neo-Platonist philosopher


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Johannes Scotus, A.D. c810–c877, Irish philosopher and theologian.
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John Scotus Erigena, the court philosopher to Charlemagne's grandson, Charles the Bald, declares that the technical arts are native to humans in their state of perfection and with effort can be recalled.
Noting that Coleridge invokes in a similar context the ninth-century protoscholastic Scotus Erigena with the aim of forestalling any hint of pantheism in this case--to keep, that is, the transcendent God in place--we cannot but feel that the first step has been taken on the long road to anglophone neo-Thomism.
Augustine, Boethius, Erigena, St Anselm, St Thomas Aquinas, Shakespeare, St Francis of Sales, Goethe, T.
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Stated more philosophically, it arises in Philo of Alexandria, Origin, Augustine, Pseudo-Dionysius, Erigena, and Eckhart, among others, as radical neutralizing of any and all positive attributive language about the divine.
Or as Duns Scotus Erigena quoted by Zukofsky put it, "when I understand what you understand, I become your understanding, and am made in you, in a certain ineffable way" (Bottom, 119).
Gregory of Nyssa, Johannes Scotus Erigena, Ruysbroeck, and William Blake.
Moreover, they seem to exemplify the most radical version of mysticism, which traditionally is called unio mystica and which, in the Western European tradition, is articulated in the works of Johannes Scotus Erigena, Bernard of Clairvaux, St.
In his book Man and Nature, Nasr emphasized the need for Christians to return to a theology of nature as understood in the "intellectual light of the early Church Fathers, the Christian metaphysicians of the Middle Age, such as Erigena and Eckhardt, or in the sense of the theosophy of Jacob Bohme.
The Christian mystics, John the Scot Erigena and Meister Eckhart, both emphasized the combination of perfect and imperfect tenses as essential to an intimation of the "eternal moment," the moment that for Eckhart always has occurred and always is occurring, and which in his Christian interpretation corresponds to the eternal birth of the son of God in the soul.
In the six-part poem, the new father tries to convey to the new son the meaning of his epigraph, from Pound, "Omnia quae sunt, lumina sunt" or as translated in the poem, "All things that are are lights," Pound's translation of a line by Johannes Scotus Erigena.
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