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.

What has nothing to do with jealousy? This thread? This thread, as I wrote, is specifically about the possible jealousy.

And while I do not proclaim jealousy to be the root cause, I think it probably is. It is because of his comprehensive, well written, and well known and studied Latin works that people in the East may find reason to take issues. The fruits are a mindless association based on superficial aspects. I do not think there is any cause and effect and I think the fruits of his works are of the most holy.

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Re: The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas - by Historian - 02-11-2012, 10:08 AM

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