Deus sem ser: a mística como possibilidade teológica

Mota, Lindomar Rocha
July 2012
HORIZONTE: Revista de Estudos de Teologia e Ciências da ReligiÃ;jul-set2012, Vol. 10 Issue 27, p896
Academic Journal
This article takes negative theology, based on mystical discourse, as an alternative both to rational thought and to positivist classical theology. From an understanding of God without the concept of being, we will seek the possibility of remaining in the field of theology, while guided by the search of love as in mystical thought, and less so by the descriptive interest of the intellect. The distinction made in this article between positive and negative theology is a way of reflecting on and to understand God by replacing the concept of being for that of the ideal Good. It wakes up in the theologian a desire for union with the object of his love. Love, in its appetitive meaning, is the proper way to search for and to meet God without removing Him from His original condition. Thus, negative theology reaches the highest level of mysticism and contemplation.


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