Sunday, September 28, 2008

Capita Physica Theologica Epitomes 1-25

Part I of VI. Here I attempt to provide the epitomes of each chapter of the 150-chapter Capita Physica Theologica, a work of systematic theology by Archbishop St. Gregory Palamas the Wonderworker of Thessaloniki, who is venerated by Catholics and Eastern Orthodox alike. I pretty-much omit the very often powerful, straight-forward reasoning process of the saint, which can be reminiscent of that of the prince of theologians, that Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas. Nevertheless I give the conclusions of the miracle-working archbishop and try to do justice to his holy memory by portraying these conclusions completely and accurately.

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25. Euclid, Marinus, Ptolemy, Empedocleans, Socratics, Aristotelians, and Platonists had no understanding of the salvific teaching and wisdom of the Holy Spirit.

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