It occurred to me that I should probably have been a little more clear about something in my post about different folks in the Anglican unpleasantness using either Thomistic (Aristotelian) or Process reasoning.
I had in my mind the difference between discrete and non-local properties that undergird so much of Quantum Physics (the particle/wave duality). I was thinking that the Thomistic methodology would be roughly analogous to the Particle description of matter and the Process methodology to the Wave description.
The thing is that matter is both a particle and a wave. At the same time. They’re equivalent ways of describing the same phenomenon.
I think we might be able to say the same for the two theological viewpoints as well.
I’ve often wondered if even categories like “reappraiser” and “reasserter” are really orthogonal with each other as people seem to claim. I’ve often found myself wondering if we aren’t all a mixture of both, using one or the other depending on the situation which we find ourselves in at the moment.