Creation as Emanation: The Origin of Diversity in Albert the Great's On the Causes and the Procession of the Universe



Creation as Emanation examines Albert’s reading of The Book of Causes with an eye toward two questions: First, how does Albert view the relation between faith and reason, so that he can identify creation from nothing with emanation from God? And second, how does he understand Platonism and Aristotelianism, so that he can avoid the misreadings of his fellow theologians by finding in a late-fifth-century Neoplatonist the key to Aristotle’s meaning?

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  • Book

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  • Creation as Emanation

  • Therese Bonin

Date Created
  • 2016-09-15

  • 188 pages

  • 9780268159115

  • 9780268159122

  • University of Notre Dame Press

Publication Date
  • 2001-04-25

  • Diversity

  • Christian Church

  • Religion

  • Medieval

  • God

  • Emanation

  • Causation

  • Albert the Great

Subject (Library of Congress)
  • Creation–History

  • Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280

  • Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280 De causis et processu universitatis a prima causa

  • English

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