As promised, I will be posting various quotes this week from what is called “negative or apophatic theology” which is the approach that something which is infinite cannot be thought by the human mind and so we draw closer to the sacred by negation than affirmation. I will show examples of negative theology from both great Christian theologians, but also from other faiths.
“Concepts create idols; only wonder comprehends anything. People kill one another over idols. Wonder makes us fall to our knees.”
-Gregory of Nyssa
“We do not know what God is. Even God cannot say what God is because God is not anything.. Literally God is not, because God transcends being.”
-John Scotus Erigena
“We cannot say what God is, only what God is not.”