"Interestingly, if you compare Aquinas' description of the beatific vision to the teaching of St. Maximos the Confessor on the discursive knowledge of God possessed by the damned (i.e., those who participate in the third apokatastasis), you will see they are nearly the same. Thus, what Aquinas thinks of as heaven, St. Maximos describes as hell."
Todd, that scares the hell out of me. How could St. Thomas get it so wrong?
Are the Catholic and Orthodox ideas of heaven so entirely different?
This is assuming that Aquinas is wrong and that Maximos is right.