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Eriugena’s Immediate Influence

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/9780198266747.003.0011
Eriugena’s Immediate Influence

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In the Gesta episcoporum Autissiodorensium we are told that Wicbald (or Guibaud), a native of Canbrai who succeeded to the see of Auxerre in 879, was a disciple of Eriugena who, it is asserted, then ‘diffused the rays of wisdom throughout Gaulish lands’: ‘qui ea tempestate per Gallias sapientiae diffundebat radios’. This is testimony that Eriugena had influence during his lifetime throughout Francia and beyond. This chapter discusses this immediate influence. It considers questions such as: Who among Eriugena’s contemporaries were influenced by him? What parts of his doctrine are known to have been considered or used by them? Was this use minimal or extensive?

Keywords: Johannes Scottus Eriugena; influence; Wicbald; Guibaud; disciple

Chapter.  6518 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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