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  1. On Negative Theology.Hilary Putnam - 1997 - Faith and Philosophy 14 (4):407-422.
    In addition to being arguably the greatest Jewish philosopher, Moses Maimonides was also the most radical of the medieval proponents of “negative theology”. Building on some recent important work by Ehud Benor, I propose to discuss the puzzles and paradoxes of negative theology not as simply peculiar to Maimonides’ thought, but as revealing something that can assume great importance for religious life at virtually any time. My discussion will begin with a brief review of well known (...)
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    Negative Theology, Derrida and the Critique of Presence: A Poststructuralist Reading of Meister Eckhart.Ian Almond - 1999 - Heythrop Journal 40 (2):150–165.
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    Negative Theology in Heidegger's Beiträge Zur Philosophie.David R. Law - 2000 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 48 (3):139-156.
  4. Derrida and Negative Theology.Harold G. Coward, Toby Avard Foshay & Jacques Derrida - 1992
     
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    The Negative Theology of Maimonides and Aquinas.Joseph A. Buijs - 1988 - Review of Metaphysics 41 (4):723 - 738.
    IN A RECENT ARTICLE, the late Isaac Franck presented both Maimonides and Aquinas as prominent proponents of negative theology; he went on to defend negative theology against a number of contemporary criticisms. More specifically, Franck set out to defend what he called "a radical negative theology." By this he meant.
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    Without Negative Theology: Deconstruction and the Politics of Negative Theology.Arthur Bradley - 2001 - Heythrop Journal 42 (2):133–147.
    This article explores Derrida's reading of negative theology and, in particular, his dramatic claim that there would be no politics ‘without’ negative theology. It begins by summarising the general thrust of Derrida's critique of negative theology. It then focuses upon the complex history of the term ‘without’ in Derrida's texts on Pseudo‐Dionysius, Angelus Silesius and others. Finally, the article places this reading of negative theology in the context of the so‐called ‘political turn’ (...)
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    Negative Theology, Coincidentia Oppositorum, and Boolean Algebra.Uwe Meixner - 1998 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 1 (1):75-89.
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  8. Negative Theology in Contemporary Interpretations.Daniel Jugrin - 2018 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 10 (2):149-170.
    The tradition of negative theology has very deep roots which go back to the Late Greek Antiquity and the Early Christian period. Although Dionysius is usually regarded as “the Father” of negative theology, yet he has not initiated a revolution in the religious philosophy, but rather brought together various elements of thinking regarding the knowledge of God and built a system which is a synthesis of Platonic, neo-Platonic and Christian ideas. The aim of this article is (...)
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    Negative Theology, Derrida and the Critique of Presence: A Poststructuralist Reading of Meister Eckhart.Ian Almond - 1999 - Heythrop Journal 40 (2):150-165.
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    Why so Negative About Negative Theology? The Search for a Plantinga-Proof Apophaticism.Samuel R. Lebens - 2014 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 76 (3):259-275.
    In his warranted christian belief, Alvin Plantinga launches a forceful attack on apophaticism, the view that God is in some sense or other beyond description. This paper explores his attack before searching for a Plantinga-proof formulation of apophaticism.
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    Negative Theology and Modern French Philosophy.Arthur Bradley - 2004 - Routledge.
    This book explores contemporary French philosophical readings of negative theology. It is the first general and comparative treatment of the role of negative theology in contemporary French thought.
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    The Art of Unknowing: Negative Theology in Late Medieval Mysticism.Denys Turner - 1998 - Modern Theology 14 (4):473-488.
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    Negative Theology and Utopian Thought in Contemporary American Poetry: Determined Negations by Jason Lagapa.Scarlett Higgins - 2019 - Utopian Studies 29 (3):434-438.
    Jason Lagapa’s Negative Theology and Utopian Thought in Contemporary American Poetry tackles a question that has been a difficult one to address for critics attempting to discuss contemporary experimental poetry in the line of “ Language writing.” This is a tradition that claims to be politically engaged but which nevertheless does not tend explicitly to exhort its readers to take concrete political actions. How can we thus judge this poetry’s political efficacy when there are no clear or obvious (...)
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    Negative Theology as Jewish Modernity.Michael Fagenblat (ed.) - 2017 - Indiana University Press.
    Negative theology is the attempt to describe God by speaking in terms of what God is not. Historical affinities between Jewish modernity and negative theology indicate new directions for thematizing the modern Jewish experience. Questions such as, What are the limits of Jewish modernity in terms of negativity? Has this creative tradition exhausted itself? and How might Jewish thought go forward? anchor these original essays. Taken together they explore the roots and legacies of negative (...) in Jewish thought, examine the viability and limits of theorizing the modern Jewish experience as negative theology, and offer a fresh perspective from which to approach Jewish intellectual history. (shrink)
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    Religious Awe: Potential Contributions of Negative Theology to Psychology, "Positive" or Otherwise.Louise Sundararajan - 2002 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 22 (2):174-197.
    A hallmark of Christian mysticism is negative theology, which refers to the school of thought that gives prominence to negation in reference to God. By denying the possibility to name God, negative theology cuts at the very root of our cognitive makeup--the human impulse to name and put things into categories--and thereby situates us "halfway between a 'no longer' and a 'not yet'" , a temporality in which "the past is negated, but...the present is not yet (...)
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  16. Negative Theology, Coincidentia Oppositorum, and Boolean Algebra.Uwe Meixner - 1998 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 1:75-89.
    In Plato's Parmenides we find on the one hand that the One is denied every property , and on the other hand that the One is attributed every property . In the course of the history of Platonism , these assertions - probably meant by Plato as ontological statements of an entirely formal nature - were repeatedly made the starting points of metaphysical speculations. In the Mystical Theology of the Pseudo-Dionysius they became principles of Christian mysticism and negative (...)
     
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  17. Introduction to Negative Theology.Wesley J. Wildman - 2013 - In Jeanine Diller & Asa Kasher (eds.), Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities. Springer.
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    Apophasis and the Turn of Philosophy to Religion: From Neoplatonic Negative Theology to Postmodern Negation of Theology.William Franke - 2006 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 60 (1-3):61-76.
    This essay represents part of an effort to rewrite the history metaphysics in terms of what philosophy never said, nor could say. It works from the Neoplatonic commentary tradition on Plato's Parmenides as the matrix for a distinctively apophatic thinking that takes the truth of metaphysical doctrines as something other than anything that can be logically articulated. It focuses on Damascius in the 5—6th century AD as the culmination of this tradition in the ancient world and emphasizes that Neoplatonism represents (...)
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    Negative Theology and Science in the Thought of Semyon Frank.Teresa Obolevitch - 2010 - Studies in East European Thought 62 (1):93-99.
    Semën Frank (1877–1950) considered the Universe as the “all-unity.” According to him, everything is a part of the all-unity, which has a divine character. God is present in the world, but his nature is incomprehensible. In this article I analyze two consequences of Frank’s panentheistic view of the relation between science and theology. Firstly, the limits of scientific knowledge allow recognition of the mystery of the world and the transcendence of God. Secondly, Frank claimed that nature is a “trace” (...)
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  20. Hegel Negative Theology.Quentin Lauer - 1981 - Journal of Dharma 6 (1):46-58.
     
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  21. Negative Theology and Conversion: Derrida's Neoplatonic Compulsions.Stephen Gersh - 2010 - In Miriam Leonard (ed.), Derrida and Antiquity. Oxford University Press. pp. 101.
     
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    Negative Theology and Theological Hermeneutics: The Particularity of Naming God.Lieven Boeve - 2006 - Journal of Philosophy and Scripture 3 (2).
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    Four Theories of Negative Theology.Bruce Milem - 2007 - Heythrop Journal 48 (2):187–204.
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    Negative Theology in the Thought of Saint Augustine.D. Carabine - 1992 - Recherches de Theologie Et Philosophie Medievales 59:5-22.
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    The Negative Theology of Yogavasistha and Lankavatara Sutra.Christopher Key Chapple - 1981 - Journal of Dharma 6 (1):34-45.
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    Negative Theology and Meaningless Suffering.Karen Kilby - 2020 - Modern Theology 36 (1):92-104.
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    The Logic of Negative Theology.George Englebretsen - 1973 - New Scholasticism 47 (2):228-232.
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  28. Silence and the Word: Negative Theology and Incarnation.Oliver Davies & Denys Turner (eds.) - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
    Negative theology or apophasis - the idea that God is best identified in terms of 'absence', 'otherness', 'difference' - has been influential in modern Christian thought, resonating as it does with secular notions of negation developed in continental philosophy. Apophasis also has a strong intellectual history dating back to the early Church Fathers. Silence and the Word both studies the history of apophasis and examines its relationship with contemporary secular philosophy. Leading Christian thinkers explore in their own way (...)
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    Adorno and Negative Theology.Martin Shuster - 2016 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 37 (1):97-130.
    This article elaborates Theodor W. Adorno’s understanding of ‘negation’ and ‘negative theology.’ It proceeds by introducing a typology of negation within modern philosophy roughly from Descartes onwards, showing how Adorno both fits and also stands out in this typology. Ultimately, it is argued that Adorno’s approach to negation and thereby to negative theology is throughout distinguished and infused by an ethical commitment.
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    Music as Negative Theology.Eduardo de la Fuente - 1999 - Thesis Eleven 56 (1):57-79.
    Jean-Francois Lyotard's essay `Adorno as the Devil' had argued that Theodor Adorno's Philosophy of Modern Music was a `diabolic' work of `negative theology' which attributed to Schoenberg's music a secret redemptive power. However, in his later writings, such as the essays in The Inhuman, Lyotard has himself moved close to a `negative theological' position with respect to modernity, time, aesthetics and music. The paper uses the occasion of Lyotard's own theologically inspired essays on music, `God and Puppet' (...)
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    Hope in a Secular Age: Deconstruction, Negative Theology, and the Future of Faith.David Newheiser - 2019 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book argues that hope is the indispensable precondition of religious practice and secular politics. Against dogmatic complacency and despairing resignation, David Newheiser argues that hope sustains commitments that remain vulnerable to disappointment. Since the discipline of hope is shared by believers and unbelievers alike, its persistence indicates that faith has a future in a secular age. Drawing on premodern theology and postmodern theory, Newheiser shows that atheism and Christianity have more in common than they often acknowledge. Writing in (...)
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  32. The Unknown God Negative Theology in the Platonic Tradition : Plato to Eriugena.Deirdre Carabine - 1995 - Wipf and Stock Publishers.
    ""This book contains a careful, thorough, and where necessary skeptical as regards doubtful evidence of the beginnings in European thought of the negative or apophatic way of thinking and its relations to more positive or kataphatic ways of thinking about God. One of its greatest strengths, perhaps the greatest, is that the author makes clear that none of the persons concerned, Hellenic, Jewish or Christian, was engaged in the pursuit of a philosophical abstraction, or the heaping of rhetorical superlatives (...)
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  33. Contemporary Debates in Negative Theology and Philosophy.Nahum Brown & J. Aaron Simmons (eds.) - 2017 - Springer.
    In this volume, scholars draw deeply on negative theology in order to consider some of the oldest questions in the philosophy of religion that stand as persistent challenges to inquiry, comprehension, and expression. The chapters engage different philosophical methodologies, cross disciplinary boundaries, and draw on varied cultural traditions in the effort to demonstrate that apophaticism can be a positive resource for contemporary philosophy of religion.
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    The Logical Challenge of Negative Theology.Piotr Urbańczyk - 2018 - Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 54 (1):149-174.
    In this paper I present four interpretations of so-called negative theology and provide a number of attempts to model this theory within a formal system. Unfortunately, all of them fail in some manner. Most of them are simply inconsistent, some contradict the usual religious praxis and discourse, and some do not correspond to the key theses of negative theology. I believe that this paper shows how challenging this theory is from a logical perspective.
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    Philosophical Not-Knowing, Negative Theology, and Non-Philosophy.Rolf Ahlers - 1998 - Idealistic Studies 28 (3):107-122.
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    Impossible Passions: Derrida and Negative Theology.Owen Ware - 2005 - Philosophy Today 49 (2):171-183.
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    Impossible Passions: Derrida and Negative Theology.Owen Ware - 2005 - Philosophy Today 49 (2):171-183.
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  38. Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement.Catherine Keller - 2014 - Cambridge University Press.
    The experience of the impossible churns up in our epoch whenever a collective dream turns to trauma: politically, sexually, economically, and with a certain ultimacy, ecologically. Out of an ancient theological lineage, the figure of the cloud comes to convey possibility in the face of the impossible. An old mystical nonknowing of God now hosts a current knowledge of uncertainty, of indeterminate and interdependent outcomes, possibly catastrophic. Yet the connectivity and collectivity of social movements, of the fragile, unlikely webs of (...)
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  39. Beyond Onto-Theology: Negative Theology and Faith.C. David Burrell - unknown - Lonergan Workshop 15:1-12.
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    Negatieve Theologie En Deconstructie -Negative Theology and Deconstruction.Bert Blans - 1996 - Bijdragen 57 (1):2-19.
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    Postmodernism and Negative Theology.Lieven Boeve - 1997 - Bijdragen 58 (4):407-425.
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    Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement by Catherine Keller. [REVIEW]Anna Case-Winters - 2016 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 70 (1):87-89.
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  43. Kant and the Negative Theology.Don Cupitt - 1982 - In Donald MacKenzie MacKinnon, Brian Hebblethwaite & Stewart R. Sutherland (eds.), The Philosophical Frontiers of Christian Theology: Essays Presented to D.M. Mackinnon. Cambridge University Press.
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    Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement, by Catherine Keller.Michael Heather - 2015 - Process Studies 44 (1):136-139.
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    Saint Augustine and Negative Theology.John H. Heiser - 1989 - New Scholasticism 63 (1):66-80.
  46. A Heideggerian Interpretation of Negative Theology in Plotinus.Eugene F. Bales - 1983 - The Thomist 47 (2):197.
     
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    News of negative theology.Charles Wackenheim - 1985 - Revue des Sciences Religieuses 59 (2):147-161.
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    The Unspoken Word: Negative Theology in Meister Eckhart's German Sermons.Bruce Milem - 2002 - Catholic University of America Press.
    First Eckhart says, "God is a word, an unspoken word." This sentence recalls the beginning of the Gospel of John, but it is curious that Eckhart alludes to its identification of the Word with God precisely here, right after he asserts God's ineffa- ...
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  49. Open Secrets: Derrida and Negative Theology.David E. Klemm - 1992 - In Robert P. Scharlemann & David E. Klemm (eds.), Negation and Theology. University Press of Virginia. pp. 8--24.
     
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    Deconstruction, Yin-Yang, and Negative Theology.Jie-Wei Cheng - 1995 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 22 (3):263-287.
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