cataphasis

 ; cataphatic theology
 ; kataphasis
 ; kataphatic theology, via affirmative
   Kataphasis (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. . 2014.

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