I know that church authorities gave Thomas Aquinas a hard time. At first. But it didn’t take long in the vast sweep of ecclesiastical history for the inculturation of a pagan Greek philosopher into Western theology.
It’s been amusing to read of the kerfuffle over some image which may or may not be Mary, a pagan idol, or the sign of the end times. Aristotle seems safer somehow: no breasts or pregnancy, no arboreal origin, easier to mansplain away. The Greeks were the fathers of the Romans, culturally. And all roads lead from Rome.