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Aristotle East and West: Metaphysics and the Division of Christendom
Winner of the Journal of the History of Ideas's Morris D. Forkosch prize This book traces the development thought about God and the relationship between God's being and activity from Aristotle, through the pagan Neoplatonists, to thinkers such as Augustine, Boethius, and Aquinas (in the West) and Dionysius the Areopagite, Maximus the Confessor, and Gregory Palamas (in the ...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published January 30th 2007 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 2004)
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Aug 04, 2011 Jacob Aitken rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
David Bradshaw angered a lot of people with this, though when one looks at what is actually said, it’s hard to see how Bradshaw said anything new. Even where he suggests new readings, he is not reconstructing the readings in any major way. It's actually kind of humorous: when Aquinas says that God's will and essence are the same (with the major implications by that statement), nobody bats an eye. When Bradshaw quotes Aquinas on that part, people get angry at Bradshaw. Wisdom is justified by her ...more