A Greek Thomist: Providence in Gennadios Scholarios

$55.00

A Greek Thomist: Providence in Gennadios Scholarios

96 in stock

Description

Matthew Briel examines, for the first time, the appropriation and modification of Thomas Aquinas s understanding of providence by fifteenth-century Greek Orthodox theologian Gennadios Scholarios. Briel investigates the intersection of Aquinas s theology, the legacy of Greek patristic and later theological traditions, and the use of Aristotle s philosophy by Latin and Greek Christian thinkers in the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries. A Greek Thomist reconsiders our current understanding of later Byzantine theology by reconfiguring the construction of what constitutes “orthodoxy” within a pro- or anti-Western paradigm. The fruit of this appropriation of Aquinas enriches extant sources for historical and contemporary assessments of Orthodox theology. Moreover, Scholarios s grafting of Thomas onto the later Greek theological tradition changes the account of grace and freedom in Thomistic moral theology. The particular kind of Thomism that Scholarios develops avoids the later vexing is