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Affirmative way

Affirmative way  

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The approach to God which affirms that something can be discerned of his being and nature through reason and from the created order. It is therefore in contrast to the ...
anthropomorphism

anthropomorphism  

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The representation of Gods, or nature, or non-human animals, as having human form, or as having human thoughts and intentions. Sometimes this is avowedly metaphorical, the problem being to understand ...
Ein Sof

Ein Sof  

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(Heb., ‘the Infinite’).Kabbalistic designation of God in his transcendence. The term first appeared in the 13th century in the circle of Isaac the Blind. It was used to distinguish ...
Via eminentiae

Via eminentiae  

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(Lat., ‘the way of eminence’).The way in which one may arrive positively at the discernment that God is, and to some extent what God is; contrast via negativa.
Via negativa

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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(Lat., ‘way of negation’).

Realization that since God is not a universe or an object in a universe, ‘he’ is

Via Negativa

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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‘The Negative Way’, of speaking of God. The proponents of this way believe that God is so beyond all human

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