Johannes Scotus Erigena

Johannes Scotus
Erigena
c. 810
877

Irish Theologian, Neoplatonist Philosopher and Poet

Author Quotes

All that is is light.

Metaphysics begins and ends with God.

We ought not to understand God and creation as two things distinct from each other, but as one and the same.

The divine nature is created and creates in the primordial causes; but in their effects it is created and does not create. And not without reason, since in these effects it establishes the end of its descent, that is, of its appearance. In the scriptures, therefore, every corporeal and visible creature which falls under the senses is generally called - and not inappropriately - an outermost trace of the divine nature.

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First Name
Johannes Scotus
Last Name
Erigena
Birth Date
c. 810
Death Date
877
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Irish Theologian, Neoplatonist Philosopher and Poet