Henny Fiskå Hägg

in Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780199288083
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191604164 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies


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This chapter provides an overview of the book. It begins by describing apophatic theology (approaching the divine through negation) in relation to kataphatic theology (based on affirmation) or mystical theology (based on an inner relationship to God). Works that have influenced the approach of this book are surveyed and the remaining chapters outlined.

Keywords: apophatic theology; negation; kataphatic theology; affirmation; mysticism

Chapter.  3697 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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