Eriugena, Johannes Scotus - Homilia on the Prologue to the John Gospel – The Word
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Eriugena, Johannes Scotus - Homilia on the Prologue to the John Gospel
Through the very God-Word, all things were made.... The generation of the Word from the Father is the very creation itself of all causes.... Hear, then, the divine and ineffable paradox—the unopenable secret, the invisible depth, the incomprehensible mystery! Through the Word, …. all things were made but not begotten. The beginning, the principle, from whom all things are is the Father; the beginning, the principle, through whom all things exist is the Son. The Father speaks His Word—the Father brings forth His Wisdom—and all things are made.... The Father’s heart is His own substance, of which the Son’s own substance was begotten.