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RT @T4CGMichael Sandel leads a Common Good debate at @StPaulsLondon next Monday 19 March. Find out more at… https://t.co/0aPMIsZf3j
Author(s): J.P. Williams
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Apathetic theology, or negative theology, attempts to describe God, the Divine Good, by negation, to speak only in terms of what may not be said about the perfect goodness that is God.
It is a way of coming to an understanding of who God is which has played a significant role across centuries of Christian tradition but is very often treated with suspicion by those engaging in theological study today. This book seeks to introduce students to this oft-misunderstood form of spirituality.
Beginning by placing apophatic spirituality within its biblical roots, the book later considers the key pioneers of apophatic faith and a diverse range of thinkers including C S Lewis and Keats - to inform us in our negative theological journey.
A final section explores what difference a negative theological approach might make to our practice and our liturgy.
Janet Williams is the West of England Ministry Training Course Dean at Ripon College Cuddesdon. She has taught Philosophy, Religious Studies/Theology and Buddhism in a range of universities and colleges in both Japan and England.