- [ˌapə'fatɪk]adjective Theology (of knowledge of God) obtained through negating concepts that might be applied to him. The opposite of cataphatic.OriginC19: from Gk apophatikos 'negative', from apophasis 'denial'.
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apophatic — (adj.) involving a mention of something one feigns to deny; involving knowledge obtained by negation, 1850, from Gk. apophatikos, from apophasis denial, answer, from apophanai to speak off, from apo off (see APO (Cf. apo )) + phanai to speak,… … Etymology dictionary
apophatic — adjective Pertaining to apophasis … Wiktionary
apophatic — /æpəˈfætɪk/ (say apuh fatik) adjective Theology of or relating to knowledge of a divinity which is acquired by way of negation, that is, using terms for what may not be said about it, human understanding being unable to comprehend directly the… … Australian English dictionary
apophatic — adjective of or relating to the belief that God can be known to humans only in terms of what He is not (such as God is unknowable ) • Pertains to noun: ↑apophatism • Derivationally related forms: ↑apophasis … Useful english dictionary
apophatic theology — ; apophatic theology, via negative Apophasis (from Greek for decision or denial ) refers to a theology that approaches God by way of negation (a via negativa or negative route), by stating, for example, God is not this, God is not that. In… … Glossary of theological terms
Apophatic theology — Via Negativa redirects here. For The X Files episode, see Via Negativa (The X Files). Apophatic theology (from Greek ἀπόφασις from ἀπόφημι apophēmi, to deny ) also known as negative theology or via negativa (Latin for negative way ) is a theology … Wikipedia
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apophatic theology — Апофатическая теология … Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов
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