Brennan, Mary. 1977. "A Bibliography of Publications in the Field of Eriugenian Studies, 1800-1975." Studi Medievali no.
Preface by Werner Beierwaltes.
Introductory note: "The bibliography which follows was initially compiled for the use of members of the Society for the Promotion of
Eriugenian Studies established in 1970. While drawing attention to my major bibliographical sources, indicated in Section I. a., I wish to acknowledge my
particular indebtedness to the following members of that Society: W. Beierwaltes, L. Bieler, J. J. Contreni, J. Garcia, E. Jeauneau, H. Liebeschütz and G.
Schrimpf. Most particularly I would wish to acknowledge my great debt of gratitude to the late I. P. Sheldon-Williams for his guidance at the early stages of
I should like also to express my thanks to the former librarian of University College, Dublin, Miss Ellen Power, as well as to assistant
librarians R. Brennan and M. Dennigan Brown for much practical help. Finally, I want sincerely to thank Professor John O'Meara of University College under
whose direction the work was undertaken and with whose encouragement it is now being published, as also the editor of Studi Medievali, Professor
Claudio Leonardi, who has made publication possibile.
The bibliography attempts to cover a limited field. It has been necessary to make judgments in the matter of inclusion or exclusion of items
of related interest. For any shortcomings in this regard I take sole responsibility."
The bibliography contains 520 titles plus 66 Addenda, Index of Authors pp. 443-447.
———. 1989. Guide Des Études Érigéniennes. Bibliographie Commentée Des Publications 1930-1987 - a Guide to Eriugenian Studies. A Survey of
Publications 1930-1987. Paris: Éditions du Cerf.
Summaries of 523 publications.
From the Introduction: "A short section of this survey (I (b): 14-19) draws attention to progress in Eriugenian studies and, in an attempt to
illustrate such progress, the individual sections are ordered chronologically from 1930 to 1987 (alphabetically within each year). The year 1930 has been
chosen as an appropriate starting point, barely introducing, as it does, the publication in 1933 of Jean Scot Erigène, sa vie, son œuvre, sa pensée by
Dom Maïeul Cappuyns (Louvain/Paris 1933; reprint Brussels 1964). That volume was a major contribution to Eriugenian studies in this century. If it does not
figure in the body of this survey or in the indices this is because the present writer regards it as meriting a separate survey. One may repeat the judgement
of G. Mathon (*) that it dispenses us for the most part from reading the literature that pre-dates it. Hence it seems advisable that any student of Eriugena
should begin with Cappuyns. The volume is provided with important bibliography, effective indices and a wealth of analytic treatment within the text itself. It
could be assigned to all sections of the present survey, apart from III, (b) Editions, and (c) Instrumenta Lexicologica. On the other hand,
acknowledgement is also due to Migne, Patrologia Latina CXXII (Paris 1853) whose publication date lies outside the scope of this survey but which for
over a century provided the sole printed edition of most of the works of Eriugena.
The present survey is intended as a guide for students and others who may be approaching the study of Eriugena from a great variety of
perspectives. The compiler has striven to present summaries of the material read and not to pass judgement. Titles of books or articles are not always
informative and the summaries, even when they may appear to run to some length, are intended only to indicate to the reader the main direction of the
publication in question. In the case of books, published reviews have been listed or longer review articles summarised. Unpublished theses have not been
included, with the single exception of the study of Greek sources by L. Vietorisz (**). Published Acta of conferences are listed both under the
editor's name and the names of individual authors of papers. In only two cases is a publication by a single author listed twice, where two quite separate
studies appeared in one volume. Where a publication that could be assigned to more than one section has been assigned to only one, the Indices which follow the
survey are intended to expand on the information implied by the section headings and titles."
(*) Gérard Mathon, Jean Scot Erigène, in: G. Jacquemet (ed.), Catholicisme hier, aujourd'hui, demain, VI (1967) cols. 626-631.
(**) Lenke Vietorisz, Greek Sources in the 'Periphyseon' of John Scotus, called Eriugena, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies,
The volume contains 523 titles.
Riel, Gerd van. 1996. "A Bibliographical Survey of Eriugenian Studies 1987-1995." In Iohannes Scottus Eriugena: The Bible and
Hermeneutics. Proceedings of the Ninth International Colloquium of the Society for the Promotion of Eriugenian Studies Held at Leuven and Louvain-La-Neuve,
June 7-10, 1995, edited by Riel, Gerd van, Steel, Carlos and McEnvoy, James, 367-400. Leuven: Leuven University Press.
"This bibliography is intended to complement the extensive bibliographical study of Mary Brennan [Guide to Erigenian studies],
whose work covers the period from 1930 to 1987.
Among the sources we used, the most important are Medioevo Latino. Bollettino bibliografico della cultura europea dal secolo VI al
XIII, a cura di C. Leonardi, Spoleto (Centro Italiano di Studi sull'Alto Medioevo); the Répertoire Bibliographique de la Philosophie - Bibliografisch
Repertorium van de Wijsbegeerte, Louvain-la-Neuve (Editions de l'Institut Supérieur de Philosophie) Leuven; and the Bibliography which Prof. J.
McEvoy periodically published in Eriugena. The Annual Bulletin of SPES (1992 - ).
Contrary to M. Brennan's practice, we did not arrange the references by subject item. Instead, we used larger subdivisions: 1)
Bibliographical Surveys, 2) Editions, 3) Translations, 4) Proceedings and Festschriften, 5) Collected Papers, 6) Monographs, and 7) Articles. All
papers included in the volumes mentioned under the heading "Proceedings and Festschriften" figure also as separate articles in the corresponding
Summaries are given only when the reference to Eriugena is not clearly stated in the title. Reviews are listed under the sign 'I'. Items
marked with an asterisk (*) refer to publications earlier than 1987, not present in the survey of M. Brennan.
I am deeply indebted to all the contributors to this volume (particularly to Prof. J. Contreni and É. Jeauneau), to Prof. W. Beierwaltes and
D. Moran, for their willingness to revise the first draft of this survey, and for the additions they suggested. I also want to express my profound gratitude to
Prof. C. Steel, for his support and sympathy. Magistro discipulus opusculum dedico."
List of 302 titles.
———. 2002. "Eriugenian Studies 1995-2000." In History and Eschatology in John Scottus Eriugena and His Time. Proceedings of the Tenth
International Conference of the Society for the Promotion of Eriugenian Studies - Maynooth and Dublin August 16-20, 2000, edited by McEnvoy, James and
Dunne, Michael, 611-636. Leuven: Leuven University Press.
"The work of John Scottus Eriugena continues to interest modern scholars. The last lustrum saw the publication of a large amount of articles
and books devoted to this early medieval thinker. The most important event in the field of Eriugenian studies was the textual edition, by Edouard Jeauneau, of
the Periphyseon (de divisione naturae), which will soon be fully achieved. One can expect that this critical edition of Eriugena's major work will
give an extra stimulus to the ever growing stream of publications on the Irish master.
This survey of Eriugenian studies completes the "Bibliographical Survey of Eriugenian Studies 1987-1995" [referred to as Van Riel 1996],
which was published in the proceedings of the Ninth Colloquium of the Society for the Promotion of Eriugenian Studies (lohannes Scottus Eriugena. The Bible
and Hermeneutics, ed. G. Van Riel, C. Steel, and J. McEvoy, Leuven, 1996, p.367-400). We have adopted the same subdivisions here (editions, translations,
monographs, and articles).
The survey also contains an index (authors, topics, and manuscripts), which covers not only the present list of works, but also the
"Bibliographical Survey 1987-1995" [the numbers 1-302 refer to items listed there]. This provides the reader with a complete and indexed survey of the period
from 1987 to 2000."
List of 134 titles.
Sheldon Williams, Inglis Patrick. 1959. "A Bibliography of the Works of Johannes Scottus Eriugena." Journal of Ecclesiastical
History no. 10:198-224.
"This bibliography is part of the preparation of an edition of Eriugena's Periphyseon (De diuisione naturae) for the series,
Scriptores latini Hiberniae, published by the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies.
It supplements the shorter one contained in J. F. Kenney's Sources for the Early History of Ireland, I: Ecclesiastical (New
York 1929), and, except in the lists of MSS., does not repeat what is contained there. The letter K against a MS. indicates that it is mentioned by Kenney. Dom
Maieul Cappuyns's study, [Jean Scot Erigène: sa vie, son œuvre, sa pensée] published in 1933, would have afforded a broader and sounder foundation to
build upon, but its bibliographical material, though ample, is not systematically arranged. Kenney supplies the form, Cappuyns the greater part of the matter,
the rest of which derives from researches carried out since he wrote.
In the light of these researches Eriugena is shown to be the author of the following:
1. De Praedestinatione (851) .
2. A commentary on the De Nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii of Martianus Capella (859/860).
3. A commentary on Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy III, met. 9 (between 859 and 862).
4. A translation of the works of Dionysius the Areopagite (between 86o and 862).
5. A translation of the Ambigua of Maximus the Confessor (between 862 and 864).
6. A translation of the De hominis opificio of Gregory of Nyssa (De Imagine) (between 862 and 864).
7. A translation of the De fide of Epiphanius.
8. Periphyseon (De diuisione naturae) (between 864 and 866).
9. Expositiones super Ierarchiam caelestem (between 865 and 870).
10. A revised version of the translation of Dionysius (between 865 and 875).
11.A homily on the Prologue to St. John's Gospel.
12. A commentary on St. John's Gospel.
13. Tractatus de uisione Dei.
Of these fourteen works eight are included in Floss's edition in P.L., CXXII: De Praedestinatione, the translation of Dionysius (the earlier
version, emended to some extent from the later), the translation of Maximus (incomplete), Periphyseon, Expositiones (incomplete), the homily and three of the
four extant fragments of the commentary on the Fourth Gospel, and the poems (incomplete). A new and complete edition of the poems was published by Traube in
1896, and in recent years editions have appeared of the Boethius commentary, the missing portion of the Expositiones, and a commentary on Martianus Capella in
which parts, at least, of Eriugena's work are included. The MSS. of the De Imagine and the rest of the translation of the Ambigua have been identified by
Cappuyns (as, with less certainty, a fourth fragment of the commentary on St. John) but have not been published. The translation of Epiphanius and the
Tractatus have not been discovered."
———. 1965. "A List of the Works Doubtfully or Wrongly Attributed to Johannes Scottus Eriugena." Journal of Ecclesiastical History
"Eriugena made a name for himself both by his outstanding scholarship and by the boldness, not to say the heterodoxy, of his opinions. As a
natural consequence of this, there has been since the Middle Ages a tendency to attribute to him works displaying these characteristics for which no more
likely author could be found. My 'Bibliography' of Eriugena (*) was an attempt to give an account of his genuine writings purged of these accretions, and I
made no reference to them in it. As, however, many of them have been published under his name in Migne's Patrologia and elsewhere, and as the
literature in which their genuineness is questioned or refuted is not always easily accessible, it seemed that a supplement to the 'Bibliography' containing a
list of the works that were excluded from it with, where possible, the reasons for their exclusion might be useful. This supplement breaks no new ground:
particularly, my debt to Dom Maïeul Cappuyns is greater than in the 'Bibliography' for, whereas more Eriugena material has come to light since he wrote, I know
of no work excluded by him from the Eriugena corpus which has since been proved to be genuine. Such value as this note has is that of convenience.
It cannot in all respects follow the shape of the 'Bibliography', in which I gave a catalogue of Eriugena's writings, as fully documented as
possible and (except for the Poems) in chronological order. Pseudepigrapha do not require such documentation and do not lend themselves to chronological
arrangement. But, since some sort of order must be adopted, I have tried to align them as far as possible with the stages of Eriugena's development as revealed
in his genuine extant works, in which he shows himself first (in the De praedestinatione) as a controversialist, then (in the commentaries on
Martianus Capella and Boethius) as a grammarian and logician, and finally, after reading the Greek Fathers, as a Christian Platonist philosopher. Among the
works doubtfully or falsely attributed to him, apologetics are represented by a treatise on the eucharist, grammar and logic by works on Aristotle, Porphyry,
the two Priscians, Macrobius, which, if they ever existed, would probably belong to this group; and philosophy by works related to, or influenced by, the
translations of the ps.-Dionysius. As in the 'Bibliography' I have left poetical works to the end."
(*) Journal of Ecclesiastical History, X (1959), 198-224.