Scholastic Theology

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'''Scholastic Theology''' (also called "dogmatic theology" or "systematic 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''' 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 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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"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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*[http://www.traditioninaction.org/ProgressivistDoc/A_018_RatzingerScholasticism.htm Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) takes a position against Scholasticism]
 
*[http://www.traditioninaction.org/ProgressivistDoc/A_018_RatzingerScholasticism.htm Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) takes a position against Scholasticism]
 
*[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13548a.htm Scholasticism] from the ''Catholic Encyclopedia''
 
*[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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