Three theologians belonging in different degrees to this tradition are discussed, namely John Scotus
Eriugena, Anselm of Canterbury and Nicolas of Cusa, and it is argued that all three, in maintaining the ineffability of God, reach positions that are in effect forms of agnosticism.
We have already been introduced to the writings of Pelagius and John Scotus
Starting with Cicero's definition of philosophy as something detached from reality, which was largely misunderstood by later generations, d'Onofrio covers most of the great thinkers of Christian Europe: Plotinus, John Scotus
Eriugena, Boethius, Augustine, Alcuin, Lanfranc, Peter Damian, Peter Abelard, Anselm of Canterbury, Nicholas of Cusa and many, many more.
Eriugena: A Christian Philosopher, AVITAL WOHLMAN
John tradition, Newell explains, "with its emphasis on the Light that enlightens every person coming into the world, had inspired the Celtic mission to believe, like Pelagius, in the essential goodness of humanity." Their "vision of God as the Life of the world had led this mission to look for the grace of God within as well as beyond creation." The writings of Scottish philosopher John Scotus
Eriugena, the 19th-century publications of the Carmina Gadelica by Alexander Carmichael (a vast collection of prayers, songs and chants from the oral tradition of the Celts), and the fictional works of George MacDonald and Alexander John Scott provide Newell with a river of intellectual history that connects with George MacLeod and the modern version of the Iona Community.