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Antonyms for apophatism

the religious belief that God cannot be known but is completely 'other' and must be described in negative terms (in terms of what God is not)

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That is why the Christian-Orthodox theology supports a certain apophatism of the human person (anthropological apophatism), which somewhat corresponds to the divine apophatism (15).
Similarly, Lossky, aiming to reveal and defend apophatism as a "fundamental trait" of orthodox theology (Lossky 1944, 24), perceives the person above all as a mysterious and non-conceptual reality: "The mystery of a human person, which makes him absolutely unique, irreplaceable, cannot be grasped in a rational concept, defined by words" (Lossky 2006, 105).
Abstract: The article presents Apophatism as the key element of a true theological epistemology, as proposed by the Fathers of Church in the fourth century and by Joseph Ratzinger.
On this front, Archbishop Di Noia warned of the "third schism" that was splitting the Church; Cardinal Di Nardo spoke movingly about a "degenerate apophatism" that was undermining much modern theology.