Creation as Emanation
The Origin of Diversity in Albert the Great's On the Causes and the Procession of the Universe
188 pages, 6.00 x 9.00
Paperback | 9780268159108 | July 2017
eBook (PDF) | 9780268159122 | April 2001
eBook (EPUB) | 9780268159115 | April 2001
Hardcover | 9780268023515 | April 2001
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?
Thérèse Bonin is associate professor and acting chair of philosophy at Duquesne University.
“This relatively short, but amply footnoted, work is written in the light of an exhaustive bibliography, and with a meticulous care in establishing the best provisional text of Albert’s commentary on the Liber de causis.” ~Journal of Ecclesiastical History