Patristic and Scholastic Theology in their Context
according to the spoken teaching of Father John Romanides
This book analyses patristic theology and the scholastic theology of the West. Patristic theology is based on God’s revelation to the Prophets, Apostles and Fathers. Western scholastic theology is based on philosophy as an attempt to understand God through reason. In patristic theology, the prerequisites for knowledge of God are purification, illumination and deification, whereas scholastic theology presupposes the analogia entis and the analogia fidei. The historical foundations of patristic theology lie in the united Christian Empire (Romanity), whereas scholastic theology finds expression in Western Europe as shaped by the Franks (Frankish Domination). These are indeed two different theological traditions.