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.
"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.' "
- The Difference Between Orthodox Spirituality and Other Traditions by Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos
- Scholasticism at Wikipedia
- Anselm of Canterbury at Wikipedia
- Cur Deus homo: to which is added a selection from his letters (1909) by Anselm, Saint, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1033-1109
- Anselm's theory of the atonement (1909) by Foley, George Cadwalader, 1851-1935
- A Brief History of Medieval Western Scholastic Theology and How It Crept into the Orthodox Church (PDF, Arabic)
- Salvation between Scholasticism, Protestantism and Orthodoxy (PDF, Arabic)
- 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)
- Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) takes a position against Scholasticism
- Scholasticism from the Catholic Encyclopedia