Definitions for "Scholasticism"
The method or subtilties of the schools of philosophy; scholastic formality; scholastic doctrines or philosophy.
A general term for highly organized and highly rationalistic scholarly developments and discussions according to well developed conventions. In Christianity, the rise of universities in 12th-13th century Europe was a high-point for scholasticism (e.g. Thomas Aquinas). Judaism and Islam experienced similar scholastic flourishing in that general period in the west (and earlier in the east, especially for Islam).
the philosophy of the medieval theologians; in general, the divorce of speculation from observation and practice.
Keywords:  orthodoxy, variety
orthodoxy of a scholastic variety