BnF MS Lat. 6734, fol. 3v © Bibliothèque nationale de France

Johannes Scottus Eriugena: Periphyseon

Our century has witnessed a renewal of interest in the work and thought of the mysterious Irishman who contributed to the fame of the Palace School during the reign of Charles the Bald, Johnannes Scottus Eriugena. In 1933, Dom Maïeul Cappuyns published a major study, Jean Scot Érigène, sa vie, son oeuvre, sa pensée; in 1970 John J. O’Meara founded the Society for the Promotion of Eriugenian Studies (SPES), which has organized several conferences around the globe. This renewed interest in Eriugena could not but inspire new editions of his works, many of which have found their natural place in the Corpus Christianorum.

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