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The Exegete

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/9780198266747.003.0009
The Exegete

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This chapter examines Eriugena’s performance as an exegete in his Homily on the Prologue to St John’s Gospel. While it is true that the commentary and homily can be said to belong to two different literary genres, these two genres are very closely related in having exegesis of one kind or another in common, so that one may speak of exegesis in relation to the Homily also. Because of its brevity, the Homily allows the presentation of the first translation into English of the whole work, from which the reader can come to some personal estimate not only of its character, but to some extent of the philosophical-theological work of Eriugena as a whole.

Keywords: Johannes Scottus Eriugena; Homily on the Prologue to St John’s Gospel; exegesis

Chapter.  9995 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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