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My copy of John Scottus Eriugena's homily on the prologue to the Gospel of John did not contain Christopher Bamford's commentary, so I can't speak to that aspect of the work (though the Goodreads summary claim that this text is full of ancient Irish wisdom confuses me a bit, as I'm not really sure what that is supposed to mean). This is, however, a genuinely beautiful piece of writing from Eriugena. Even if you aren't spiritual the joy and awe that he has in writing this really just spills of th...
Who Should Read This Book (These Books) - Readers interested in the history of Christian theology and spirituality who desire not just intellectual understanding but also to sit at the feet of a spiritual master.What’s the Big Takeway - My takeaway as I read these ancient saints is consistently the same: they have an understanding of the divine and a spirituality centered on Jesus that Christianity would do well to recover today.And a quote: “For the generation of the word from the Father is the...
Note for future reading: Want to read for the translation of Eriugena's commentary on John's Prologue. Will probably not read the substantial secondary commentary by Bamford comprising the largest portion of this book.
The Voice of the Eagle: Homily on the Prologue to the Gospel of St. John by Johannes Scotus Eriugena, translated with an introduction and reflections by Christopher Bamford, expounds non-dualistic Christianity and Platonism: "As the center of and creator between heaven and earth, visible and invisible, the human being for Eriugena is the place where--by means or organ by which--the entire universe may be united and transfigured by God (is) known in his own self-knowing (p. 11).
Really interesting interpretation of the Prologue to Gospel according to John.