Finding God in Nature – John Scotus Eriugena


Introduction to Irish Spiritual Masters

The Irish-born sage and philosopher, Eriugena brought to France the lyrical mysticism of Celtic Christianity in the ninth century. In the 840s he ran the court school at the court of Charles the Bald, grandson of Charlemagne, translating Greek and Hebrew into Latin. He is considered the most prominent Christian philosopher after Augustine in the fifth century and Anselm in the eleventh. He is famous for arguing for God’s presence in Nature which can be discerned via “manifest theophanies.” In our present time of environmental crisis, the wisdom of Eriugena is more urgently needed than ever.

3 Zoom sessions. Mondays, 8:00 – 9:15 pm. February 7 – 21, 2022.

Class fee: $75

  • Online payment is strongly preferred. It automatically notifies the instructor and the director of the Irish College of your registration.
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You may also enjoy reading A History of Irish Literature 600-1155: A View from the Mississippi.

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