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<i>Summary of the</i> Periphyseon; <i>Books I and II</i>

John J. O’Meara

in Eriugena

Published in print May 1988 | ISBN: 9780198266747
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683084 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266747.003.0005
Summary of the Periphyseon; Books I and II

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This chapter presents a summary of Books I and II of Eriugena’s main work, Periphyseon. Book I deals with the fourfold division of universal nature. The subject of Book II is the procession of the creatures from the one First Cause of all things through the primordial essences (which were created before all things by itself in itself through itself) into the various genera of nature and the various forms and individuals extending to infinity.

Keywords: Johannes Scottus Eriugena; Periphyseon; First Cause; creation; universal nature

Chapter.  11167 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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