The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas
(02-09-2012, 06:44 PM)Silouan Wrote:
(02-09-2012, 05:12 PM)su Wrote: This thread was about the possible jealousy of the works of St. Thomas Aquinas.

It has nothing to do with jealousy. Frankly the problem is, true or not,  he is seen as the proto-Calvinist and the father of Western Scholasticism. That is why he is not held in esteem by the Christian East. I have no doubt he was a holy man but to us the fruits look suspicious.

Given that it is a foreign style that is Scholasticism, this is understandable, particularly when idiots come into the discussion and start throwing around accusations of heresy without even understanding the gap.  Scholasticism itself can itself be an amazing tool, and I personally know several Easterners who have embraced this method, but in the wrong hands it becomes a problem, particularly when no thought is given to how the other side is reacting or understanding.  Hence, we get tone-deaf fools accusing others falsely of being heretics.

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Re: The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas - by Parmandur - 02-09-2012, 06:48 PM

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