Notes on the Frame/Dolezal discussion:
Frame rightly reacted to Dolezal’s Thomism, but more so the fact that Thomas’s view of God is like a solar disc whose rays never actually reach creation. Sure, Thomas can say things like God’s knowledge creates realities. And that’s good, but it never seems to really “fit” with the whole system.
Let’s ask ourselves some questions about Thomism and Hellenism:
- Is “I am Essence” the same thing as the God of the Burning Bush?
- Shouldn’t Thomas’s complete ignorance of Hebrew and passing ignorance of Greek discredit some of his ideas about God? I mean, he bases exegesis of Scriptural texts off of Latin word studies!
That doesn’t mean Personal Theism is correct. I have problems with saying God is *in* time (not sure if Frame even says that). But for us who read Hebrew and the Semitisms in NT Greek, we aren’t obligated to agree with Reformed Thomists.