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Periphyseon = On The Division Of Nature

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We be ...more
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Derek Davis
Mar 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
John Scotus Eriugena, an Irishman transplanted to France, translated early Greek church scholars into Latin.
Whew! You don't see many of them these days.
What Scotus talks about – the nature of God, man and the Trinity – generally drives me nuts. Yet the man himself, his underlying sense of hope and humor, a certain restrained passion.... I can't justify my interest through philosophy; it's a personal reaction to someone I'd love to share a few beers with across the table. I see the Irishman peeki
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John
Jan 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Let me begin by saying that the only reason this book receives four stars as opposed to five is due to the fact that it is heavily abridged. Aside from that, it is an excellent summation of the key themes found in what has been referred to as the greatest speculative and philosophical achievement of the early Middle Ages.
Lachesis
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Masterpiece of mysticism/rationalism.
Joel Zartman
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eriugena has given us another classic work of Christian Platonism, true, profound, difficult and destined to be ignored by all lightweight church historians (falsely so-called).
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John Scotus Eriugena, or Johannes Scotus Erigena (/dʒoʊˈhæniːz, -ˈhænɪs/ /ˈskoʊtəsˌ ˈskɒtəs/ /ɪˈrɪdʒənə/; c. 815 – c. 877) was an Irish theologian, neoplatonist philosopher, and poet. He wrote a number of works, but is best known today for having written The Division of Nature, which has been called the final achievement of ancient philosophy, a work which "synthesizes the philosophical accomplish ...more
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