'''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>