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Adj.1.cataphatic - of or relating to the religious belief that God can be known to humans positively or affirmatively
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The endnotes could have profited from an extra proofread, while the index could have been more comprehensive (the index lacks references to beghards or cataphatic theology, for instance).
Exclusivistic ecclesiologies suffer from an absolutization of cataphatic theology; they leave little room for human freedom or the freedom of God, which, according to the scriptures, "blows where it wills" (John 3:8).
Yet the doctrine of the divine Energies is not at all peripheral to Orthodoxy.) One might further object that Orthodoxy is not nearly as alien to cataphatic theology as Jones--or perhaps Epstein--finds it convenient to suppose.