Orthodox Readings of Aquinas with Dr. Marcus Plested
Dr. Marcus Plested joins R&T to discuss the Eastern Orthodox reception of Thomas Aquinas. He answers the following questions: How did Aquinas view the Greek Fathers and the Greek East? How did he view the Latin-Greek Schism? How did Gregory Palamas view Aquinas? Can you give us an overview of some Byzantine Readings of Aquinas? (Demitrios Kydones, Theophanes of Nicaea, Nicholas Kabasilas, etc.) How did Mark of Ephesus view Aquinas What was the perspective of Scholarios on Aquinas? Can you briefly touch on the modern period and the Greek and Russian responses to Thomas? You discuss a Byzantine Thomas as a new perspective in your book, can you address that? Is there an Orthodox appropriation of Aquinas?