Dvojí pojetí Boha v Eriugenově "Periphyseon"
The dual concept of God in Eriugena's "Perphyseon"
bachelor thesis [DEFENDED]
- Kvalifikační práce 
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Arts
Institute of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Date of defense
9. 6. 2010
PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta
KeywordsKeywords not found
This work is concerned with the conception of God in John Eriugena's "Periphyseon". My thesis is that in "Periphyseon", we can find two different concepts of God the connection of which is not easily understood. On the one hand there is a conception of God as someone who creates the world in the act of selfcreation and who finally returns to himself as to an end. On the other hand, there is a concept of God as the Trinity of divine persons (Father, Son, Holy Spirit). In my work, at first I attempt to present both of Eriugena's conceptions of God in more detail. Afterwards, I show how Eriugena himself attempts to connect both concepts. However, I argue that we are not actually able to understand this connection on the basis of Eriugena's explanation; rather, we have to try to infer this connection on our own. This is the aim of the last chapter, in which I try to achieve this - with the aid of Beierwaltes' interpretation - on the grounds of the dual terms of "creation" and "causation".