Erigena, Johannes Scotus (d. 882)

Erigena, Johannes Scotus, a rationalistic mystic, the most distinguished scholar and thinker of the 9th century, of Irish birth; taught at the court of Charles the Bald in France, and was summoned by Alfred to Oxford in 877; died abbot of Malmesbury; held that “damnation was simply the consciousness of having failed to fulfil the divine purpose”; he derived all authority from reason, and not reason from authority, maintaining that authority unfounded on reason was of no value; (d. 882).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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