Pdf/E–pub The Voice of the Eagle The Heart of Celtic Christianity

The Voice of the Eagle The Heart of Celtic Christianity

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The Voice of the Eagle Homily on the prologue to the gospel of st john by to the Gospel of St John by Scotus Eriugena translated with an introduction and Minor Marriage in Early Islamic Law 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 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 noteally sure what that is supposed to mean This is however a genuinely beautiful piece of writing from Eriugena Even if. The book has been made with broad scholarship with deep understanding and with love and will be not uickly used up; one eturns to it again and again It will be cherished by anyone who is thirsty for the water of wisdom that has flowed so abundantly from the spring of Christ Bruno Barnhart author of Second Simplicity The Inner Shape of Christianity a precious gift for all of us who need to be touched anew by the truth of the Christian teaching. You aren t spiritual the joy and awe that HE HAS IN WRITING THIS REALLY JUST SPILLS OF has in writing this eally just spills of Page To The Point That to the point that think anyone could enjoy it It is a bit complicated though John Scottus Eriugena is a fascinating guy even though we know almost nothing about him Just this he was born in Ireland and somewhere around 50 years later he was floating around the Carolingian court of Charles the Bald participating in theological debates and translating a number of Greek texts It s the last part that s eally
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Eriugena s work particularly his translation of all the works of Pseudo Dionysius the Areopagite not only made available key theological texts to the western world but eally permeated his own philosophy as well Pseduo Dionysius s conception of the universe was deeply Neoplatonic he saw the universe as essentially emanating out into existence divi. Jacob Needleman author of A Little Book on Love and Money and the Meaning of Life Eriugena is increasingly The House by the Thames: And The People Who Lived There recognized as one of the most penetrating spiritual masters of the Christian tradition The homily is the clearest summary of his thought about theole of the Divine Logos in cosmology and anthropology and provides the best introduction to his thought In The Voice of the Eagle Christopher Bamford presents an accurate and eadable transla. Ne light cascading down a universal hierarchy all the way to the created universe It s a lovely worldview and one that universal hierarchy all the way to the created universe It s a lovely worldview and one that has a deep appreciation for nature after all for these writers it was filled with little glimpses of God Eriugena picks this up and uns with it and develops a theory of cosmic harmony and unification that I thought was eally imaginative sensitive expansive And Then In His Homily He Finds An Articulation then in his homily he finds an articulation of cosmology in the first 14 verses of the Gospel of John one of the most interesting parts of the Bible I m having a lot of fun eading all these theological texts for my class this semester It s been an interesting experience particularly approaching them with a group of people who are uite a bit eligious than I am myself It s making me think that everyone could benefit from a theology class egardless of level of belief. Tion of this classic of Christian thought and suggests valuable comments about its meaning Bernard McGinn author of The Presence of God A History of Western Mysticism Teachers such as Eriugena and Bamford evive the 'tradition of those who listen before they speak' Listening to the Voice of the Eagle may help us along our deifying pilgrimage into the Word made flesh Father David M Denny Nada Hermitage Spiritual Life Institute Crestone Colorado.