Scholastic Theology

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'''Scholastic Theology''' is an intellectual way of approaching God, developed in the Western church, and further developed in the [[Roman Catholic Church]].  It is a contrast to [[hesychasm]].
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"Scholastic theology tried to understand logically the Revelation of God and conform to philosophical methodology.  Characteristic of such an approach is the saying of [[w:Anselm_of_Canterbury|Anselm]]: 'I believe so as to understand.' "<ref>[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/hierotheos_difference.aspx The Difference Between Orthodox Spirituality and Other Traditions] by Metropolitan [[Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos|Hierotheos (Vlachos)]]</ref>
 
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==Sources and external links==
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scholastic_theology Wikipedia - Scholastic Theology]
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==Reference==
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anselm_of_Canterbury Anselm of Canterbury]
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** [http://www.archive.org/details/curdeushomo00anseuoft ''Cur Deus homo'' : to which is added a selection from his letters (1909) by Anselm, Saint, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1033-1109]
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** [http://www.archive.org/details/anselmstheory00foleuoft Anselm's theory of the atonement (1909) by Foley, George Cadwalader, 1851-1935]
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==See also==
* [http://www.zeitun-eg.org/Scholastic_Theology_Arabic.pdf A Brief History of Medieval Western Scholastic Theology and How It Crept into the Orthodox Church (Arabic - PDF - 145 KB)]
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*[[Augustine of Hippo]]
* [http://www.zeitun-eg.org/members_contrib/Resalah_Salvation.pdf Salvation between Scholasticism, Protestantism and Orthodoxy (Arabic - PDF - 250 KB)]
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*[[Barlaam of Calabria]]
* [http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/hierotheos_difference.aspx The Difference Between Orthodox Spirituality and Other Traditions - by Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos]
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*[[Thomas Aquinas]]
* [http://www.traditioninaction.org/ProgressivistDoc/A_018_RatzingerScholasticism.htm Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) takes a position against Scholasticism]
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==External links==
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*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/hierotheos_difference.aspx The Difference Between Orthodox Spirituality and Other Traditions] by Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos
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*[[w:Scholasticism|''Scholasticism'' at Wikipedia]]
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*[[w:Anselm of Canterbury|''Anselm of Canterbury'' at Wikipedia]]
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**[http://www.archive.org/details/curdeushomo00anseuoft ''Cur Deus homo'': to which is added a selection from his letters (1909)] by Anselm, Saint, [[Archbishop of Canterbury]], 1033-1109
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**[http://www.archive.org/details/anselmstheory00foleuoft Anselm's theory of the atonement (1909)] by Foley, George Cadwalader, 1851-1935
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*[http://www.zeitun-eg.org/Scholastic_Theology_Arabic.pdf A Brief History of Medieval Western Scholastic Theology and How It Crept into the Orthodox Church] (PDF, Arabic)
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*[http://www.zeitun-eg.org/members_contrib/Resalah_Salvation.pdf Salvation between Scholasticism, Protestantism and Orthodoxy] (PDF, Arabic)
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*[http://www.witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/AG_DFE/aim_of_scholastic_theology_and_i.htm The Aim of Scholastic Theology and Its Results] from ''Munkidh min al-Dalal (Confessions, or Deliverance from Error)'' by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111 CE)
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*[http://www.traditioninaction.org/ProgressivistDoc/A_018_RatzingerScholasticism.htm Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) takes a position against Scholasticism]
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*[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13548a.htm Scholasticism] from the ''Catholic Encyclopedia''
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*[http://zeitun-eg.org/members_contrib/HanyMikhail_divine_justice_EnglishSummary.zip Atonement Between the Eastern and Western Traditions, by Dr Hany Mina Mikhail, Reader in the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge University (Nov 1999)] (Zipped Word documents, English)
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1SbLZtrWVs Divine Justice -- Dr Hany Mina Mikhail (YouTube Video - English)]
  
 
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Scholastic Theology is an intellectual way of approaching God, developed in the Western church, and further developed in the Roman Catholic Church. It is a contrast to hesychasm.

"Scholastic theology tried to understand logically the Revelation of God and conform to philosophical methodology. Characteristic of such an approach is the saying of Anselm: 'I believe so as to understand.' "[1]

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  1. The Difference Between Orthodox Spirituality and Other Traditions by Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos)

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