In the Orthodox Christian tradition, the entire theological approach is based on what is called “negative theology” — the idea that God, as an infinite being, is essentially unknowable by the intellect (but “knowable” in the sense that it is possible for two persons to know each other), and that we can better understand who God is by talking about who, or what, God is not.This is hardly exclusive to Orthodox Christianity. Thomas Aquinas says plainly that we cannot say what God is, only what He is not.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
… God, Hitch, and Sully | The American Conservative. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)