Palamism Explained

Again and Again

From Dr. Clark Carlton’s Faith and Philosophy Ancient Faith Radio page, the transcript version of the broadcast which you can listen to here:

Hello, and welcome once again to Faith and Philosophy. Today’s topic is Palamism Explained In Twelve Minutes Or Less.

A few days ago, a friend of mine sent me a blog entry from some armchair theologian who thought he had refuted the teachings of St. Gregory Palamas, by posting a quotation from St. Basil the Great that had been taken completely out of context. You know, there is a reason why the internet is called the world’s biggest vanity press.

Well, with the commemoration of St. Gregory coming up, I thought this would be a good time to take a look at St. Gregory’s theology. The first thing we must understand about Palamism, is that there is absolutely no such thing. Palamism is the invention of…

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2 thoughts on “Palamism Explained

  1. Overall a very good post. Ultimately though (probably due to length) it failed to engage the Thomistic response, which is analogia entis. A complex discussion would need to happen before the author can claim that the Western either-or has led to pantheism.

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