Readership: Students and Scholars of Thomas Aquinas, Byzantine and modern Orthodox theology, and Orthodox Church history.
Marcus Plested, Vice-Principal and Academic Director, Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies (Cambridge Theological Federation) and Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.
Marcus Plested has taught, lectured, and published widely in the field of Orthodox Christian studies. His first book was The Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition (OUP 2004).
"His book is both a revealing historical study of Orthodox attitudes to Aquinas and the West, and a significant contribution to ecumenical dialogue between Orthodox East and Latin West, which, despite Kipling, have met in the past and could do so again to their mutual profit." - Hugh Wybrew, Theology
"an important theological contribution, a clarion call for the Orthodox Church to be herself rather than to be defined as merely the opposite of all things Western" - Matthew Briel, Theological Studies
"brilliant" - Antoine Levy, New Blackfriars
"a significant and much needed study" - Thomas G. Weinandy, The Journal of Theological Studies
"[a] very fine
book" - Timothy McDermott, Times Literary Supplement
"magnifcent book... The story the author tells is fascinating and holds many surprises for theologians of both Eastern and Western traditions." - Andrew Louth, First Things
"this elegantly written book is a valuable work of synthesis that will draw the attention of the wider theological world to the inadequacy of assuming that the differences between Eastern and Western Christianity can be thought of in terms of simple contrasts." - Norman Russell, Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Introduction: 1354 and all that
I: An Exercise in Multiple Perspective
1: Thomas Aquinas and the Greek East
2: Gregory Palamas and the Latin West
II: Byzantine Readings of Aquinas
3: The First Phase
4: Further Readings
III: Ottoman era and Modern Orthodox Readings of Aquinas
5: Responses to Thomas in the Early Modern Period
6: Readings of Aquinas in Modern Orthodox Thought
7: New Perspectives