Aquinas in the Orthodox Tradition

Dr. Marcus Plested will discuss Aquinas's reception in Byzantium.

Date & Time:

Monday, September 29, 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM




OWS 150, the 3M Auditorium

Professor of Philosophy at Marquette University

Dr. Marcus Plested

Professor of Philosophy at Marquette University

As many Eastern Orthodox theologians have deployed the theology of Thomas Aquinas as a placeholder for everything that they find wrong with western theology in general, Dr. Plested takes a break from this tradition to narrate a fascinating and largely unknown story of Aquinas’s reception in Byzantium and elsewhere in the Christian East.

Dr. Marcus Plested (D.Phil., Oxford University, 1999) has been a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, and has taught, lectured, and published widely in patristic, Byzantine, and modern Orthodox theology. He is the author of two books to date: The Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition (Oxford: OUP 2004) and Orthodox Readings of Aquinas (Oxford: OUP 2012).

This event is sponsored by Catholic Studies, the Theology Department, and the Aquinas Chair.
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