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.

"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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