John Scotus Eurigena

He’s been slammed in most history of philosophy surveys. I understand why, but I think unfairly. People think he is pantheistic, but that’s not necessarily true. Just read Marebon’s survey of him in Medieval Philosophy. Eurigena, while bold and often erratic, is in the same tradition as Gregory of Nyssa and Maximus the Confessor. Sure, he erred at times and was often vague, but when he was on few in the Latin West could rank with him. Marebon’s summary of Eurigena on the Fall as it pertains to human nature is very keen. I am posting this mainly as a reminder to myself to do a more in-depth study to Eurigena.

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