Apr 22, 2005

Disfiguring God: How Eriugena ontologically explained the multiplicity of Being and became a heretic

"There is a tension, in the work of John Scotus Eriugena, between ontology and orthodoxy. He approaches one of the main problems of metaphysics from within Christian philosophy and, in doing so, falls outside of it. This paper is an exploration and hopefully and explication of those relationships: between Eriugena and the problem of the One and the Many, between Eriugena and Christianity, between Christianity and neoplatonism, and between Christianity and the problem of the One and the Many."

It's finally finished, at 2,977 words and 10 1/2 pages plus an addendum on Spinoza and a timeline of Christian neoplatonism.