I just read an article in the latest issue of New Oxford Review
entitled “Why the Second Vatican Council was a Good Thing, and is More Important than ever” by John Lamont that came in my mailbox Did anyone read it?
The pertinent section of the article says:
“The internal problems for which the Council was an appropriate remedy were subtler, deeper, and more difficult to discern…problems as ultimately stemming from the influence of nominalism on Catholic thought in the late middle ages, an influence that gave rise to Protestantism, and that in the emergency of contriving a Catholic response to Protestantism was not properly eradicated…”
(NEW OXFORD REVIEW, July-August 2005, P. 35).
The writer goes on to illustrate this by making a comparison between the thought of William of Ockam and St. Thomas Aquinas on basis of seeing religion as obdedience to commands rather happiness and truth.
I was wondering if anyone could explain this to me more and possible refer me to some other resources. I had to re-read the article more than once to get the gist of it.