Responses to Thomas in the Early Modern Period

Marcus Plested

in Orthodox Readings of Aquinas

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199650651
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745225 | DOI:

Series: Changing Paradigms in Historical and Systematic Theology

Responses to Thomas in the Early Modern Period

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Orthodox theology in the Ottoman era is conventionally dismissed as being paltry in achievement and shamefully subject to Western influence. This chapter treats the period with greater respect and attention than is common, discerning a theological tradition of ongoing vitality and sophistication and one which, moreover, remained capable of critical but essentially positive engagement with the works and legacy of Thomas Aquinas. Particular attention is paid to the Greek world where numerous instances of serious interaction with Thomas and Thomism may be detected. Examples include Maximos Margounios, Dositheos of Jerusalem, Vincent Damodos, Nicholas Koursoulas, Eugenios Bulgaris, and Athanasios of Paros. The Russian world of the same period is also surveyed, with special attention paid to Maxim the Greek and Peter Mogila.

Keywords: Ottoman Greece; Maximos Margounios; Dositheos of Jerusalem; Vincent Damodos; Nicholas Koursoulas; Eugenios Bulgaris; Athanasios of Paros; Maxim the Greek; Peter Mogila

Chapter.  16072 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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