In part I, Carabine describes the intellectual revival of the ninth century and situates Eriugena's role within that movement. She looks closely at Erigena's life and intellectual achievements, including his contribution to the theological controversy on predestination and his roles as teacher and translator of Greek thought. In part II, Carabine discusses Eriugena's metaphysics, the structure of reality, the theocentric character of creation, and the role of the trinity and the primordial causes. In conclusion, part III looks at Eriugena's interpretation of the return of all things to their source, including the belief that all people, saints and sinners alike, will return to paradise to the vision of a transcendent. 131 page softcover from Oxford Univeristy Press.