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Orthodox Readings of Aquinas
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Orthodox Readings of Aquinas

Marcus Plested

Abstract

This book is an exploration of the remarkable odyssey of Thomas Aquinas in the Orthodox Christian world. It centres on the surprisingly enthusiastic welcome which Aquinas received across the theological spectrum of the late Byzantine world. By contrast with the Byzantine era, modern Orthodox readings of Aquinas have been resoundingly negative, routinely presenting Aquinas as the archetype of a specifically Western form of theology against which the Orthodox East must set its face. This study rejects such hackneyed dichotomies, arguing instead for a properly catholic or universal construal of O ... More

Keywords: Thomas Aquinas, Gregory Palamas, Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, theology, Byzantium, scholasticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199650651
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650651.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcus Plested, author
Vice-Principal and Academic Director, Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies (Cambridge Theological Federation) and Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.

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