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The Greek East and the Latin West: A Study in Christian Tradition

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Book by Sherrard, Philip
Paperback, 214 pages
Published February 1st 2002 by Denise Harvey (first published 1959)
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Philip Sherrard illuminates history like no one else I've read before. His vast knowledge is quite evident in the references he makes and the huge amount of supplemental reading material provided to accompany this book.

There is quite a bit in here about Aristotle, Plato, Augustine, Aquinas, Plethon and the birth of the Occident in general, which has become one my favorite subjects as of late. It's amazing how you can trace a line directly from Aristotle to, say, Nietzsche, if you know what to lo
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One of the better introductory works for a westerner to read about the difference of approach to theology in the East. Particularly good are the chapters on essence/energy and scholasticism.
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Philip Sherrard was educated at Cambridge and London and taught at the universities of both Oxford and London, but he made Greece his permanent home. A pioneer of modern Greek studies and translator, with Edmund Keeley, of Greece's major modern poets, he wrote many books on Greek, philosophical and literary themes. He was also the translator and editor (with G.E.H. Palmer and Bishop Kallistos Ware ...more
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