Cataphatic theology

From Citizendium
(Redirected from Cataphatic Theology)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
This editable Main Article is under development and subject to a disclaimer.

Cataphatic theology (sometimes spelled Kataphatic theology) addresses what is known about God, what is known to be and how God is known to act within the context of a religion's dogmatic and ethical precepts. " . . . the role of cataphatic theology is to articulate anything that can be conceptualized about God."[1]

A cataphatic way to express God would be that God is love. The apophatic way would be to express that God is not hate.


  1. Chirban, John (2005)(Orthodox Theologic Roots of Holistic Healing Orthodox Christian Assoc. of Medicine Psychology and Religion, Vol III, no. 2