- ; cataphatic theology; kataphasis; kataphatic theology, via affirmativeKataphasis (a Greek word meaning "affirmation" or "speaking about") refers to theological approaches that affirm (thus, a via affirmativa or affirmative route) thedivine attributes: "God is good, just, wise, loving," and so on. In human beings, each of these attributes is limited, but in the case of God, such attributes are infinite; for example, "God is infinitely good." In spirituality, kataphasis is a way of approaching God by emphasizing those human attributes that help bring a person closer to God.
Glossary of theological terms. John T. Ford. 2014.
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Apophasis — Not to be confused with Apophysis. Apophasis (Late Latin, from Greek ἀπόφασις from ἀποφάναι apophanai, to say no ) refers, in general, to mention by not mentioning . Apophasis covers a wide variety of figures of speech. Contents 1 Apophasis 2… … Wikipedia
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via affirmativa — See cataphasis, cataphatic theology … Glossary of theological terms