July 22, 2014

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Means of Grace

My spiritual director once said to me that my way of knowing and experiencing God is more apophatic than cataphatic.  Though I was slow to see it, he may have a point.

According to scholars, like Roberta Bondi, the apophatic way of talking about God and of approaching God is characterized, as Roberta Bondi writes, "by looking beyond all created categories of sensation and thought to the God who can in no way be conceptualized,"( Richardson, Alan, and John Bowden, ed. Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology. Westminster John Knox Press, 1983, "Apophatic Theology" 32).