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A way of describing something by saying what it is not, especially denying that any finite concept of attribute can be identified with or used of God or ultimate reality.
- ‘In Cochabamba, Luis Antezana, Bolivia's illustrious literary critic and a close friend of the poet, tells us that Jaime Saenz had chosen the more difficult life of a mystic, the via negativa.’
- ‘A postmodern doctrine of God, rather, must be an apophatic theology, or a via negativa.’
Latin, literally negative path.
via negativa/ˈvīə//ˈvēə ˌneɡəˈtēvə/
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