Seeking the God Beyond: A Beginner's Guide to Christian Apophatic Spirituality (Paperback)

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Apophatic theology, or negative theology, attempts to describe God, the Divine Good, by negation, to speak only in terms of what may not be said about the perfect goodness that is God.

It is a way of coming to an understanding of who God is, which has played a significant role across centuries of Christian tradition but is very often treated with suspicion by those engaging in theological study today. This book seeks to introduce students to this oft-misunderstood form of spirituality.

Beginning by placing apophatic spirituality within its biblical roots, the book later considers the key pioneers of apophatic faith and a diverse range of thinkers, including C. S. Lewis and Keats, to inform us in our negative theological journey.

A final section explores what difference a negative theological approach might make to our practice and our liturgy.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781532685767
ISBN-10: 1532685769
Publisher: Cascade Books
Publication Date: July 29th, 2019
Pages: 216
Language: English