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  • adj. Alternative form of cataphatic.


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  • Instead, the distinction between kataphatic and apophatic refers solely to differences in the preparatory regimen employed in the “mystical way,” the former using “positive” techniques, the latter only


  • My own spiritual director (a Trappist monk) has a very strong bias toward apophatic prayer, and I'm continually teasing/reminding him that the kataphatic path can be just as blessed by God.

    The Website of Unknowing

  • To be fair, I admit that apophatic and kataphatic are not crutch words, but legitimate members of a specific terminology that any science needs as tools of the trade.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 2


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