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What is negative theology? The Western origins
Raoul Mortley (1981)
  • Raoul Mortley
Abstract
[Extract] Negative theology begins with the speculations of the Greek philosophers. It denotes a method of knowing the transcendent essence of things, called the Good by Plato, the One by the Neoplatonists, and Father by the Christians. It is a method which places its confidence not in affirming, but denying, and therefore constitutes a use of language which is unique.
Keywords
  • negative theology,
  • language,
  • Greek philosophy,
  • aphairesis,
  • negation
Publication Date
May 22, 1981
Citation Information
Raoul Mortley. "What is negative theology? The Western origins" Raoul Mortley (1981)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/raoul_mortley/37/