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.

I can see that to the untrained eye the teachings on predestination may look vaguely similar but aside from that they have little in common, have you actually read the summa or at least some of it? No one who had done so could sustain such a claim.

As for the fruits they have been nothing but fruitful where he has been followed faithfully, if you are trying to establish a causal claim between him and Calvin or the reformation that is simply ludicrous. To establish such a claim with a 3 century gap one would need some pretty convincing evidence and to know that he was followed faithfully. No such evidence exists and he was most certainly not followed.

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Re: The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas - by TrentCath - 02-10-2012, 06:14 AM

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