via negativa

via negativa
   The via negativa or 'way of negation' is one of the classic four ways to knowledge of God (along with analogy, eminence and causality). It is predicated upon the premise that God utterly transcends our categories of thought such that we are limited to an indirect route to knowledge of him since, it is claimed, none of our affirmative statements applies to him. Jewish theologian Maimonides believed that the via negativa was the only way to gain knowledge of God, but Thomas Aquinas supplemented this method with analogy.
   Further reading: Alston 1989a; Jacobs 1997

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