Chapter

<b>The Knowledge of God</b>

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199288089.003.0007

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

 The Knowledge of God

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The relationship between Clement’s apophaticism and his epistemology is discussed. Particular attention is paid to the consequences of the negative way to God — as an expression of Clement’s view of God’s absolute incomprehensibility — and to the negative way’s relation to the positive, or cataphatic way: the way of knowing the unknowable.

Keywords: epistemology; negative way; incomprehensibility; positive way; cataphatic way

Chapter.  8247 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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