The Irish contribution to European scholastic thought

James McEvoy & Michael Dunne, editors

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-165-3
April 2009. 328pp; ills.

This book celebrates 100 years of Scholastic Philosophy at Queen’s University, Belfast and explores the Scholastic links in philosophy and theology between Ireland and Europe. Covering a wide time period, from John Scottus Eriugena in the ninth century to Peter Coffey (d. 1943) in the twentieth, it is based upon the latest research and on Latin sources, both published and unpublished. The thought of the Irish professors who worked at continental universities during the penal period is also examined and presented, namely, the academic output produced by Irish thinkers in France, Belgium, Italy and Spain. The scope of the book is broad and comprehensive, covering the major Irish Scholastics and brings together acknowledged experts in philosophy, theology and history to produce a pioneering work in the history of Irish thought and higher education.

Contributors: Cardinal Cahal B. Daly, Catherine Kavanagh (Mary Immaculate College, UL), Bishop John Fleming, Michael Dunne (NUIM), James McEvoy (QUB), Declan Lawell (Leicester U), Michael Haren (Irish Manuscripts Commission), Ruairí Ó hUiginn (NUIM), Martin W.F. Stone (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Padre Alessandro Apollonio (Seminario Teologico, Frati Francescani dell’Immacolata), Dr Liam Chambers (Mary Immaculate College, UL), Philipp W. Rosemann (U Dallas), Gavan Jennings, Éamonn Gaines.

James McEvoy holds the chair of scholastic philosophy at Queen's University Belfast. Michael Dunne lectures in medieval philosophy and the philosophy of religion at NUI, Maynooth.