How to Talk about God: Origen and Gregory of Nazianzus on Divine Transcendence and Theological Language
This article discusses the doctrine of God of the early Church Fathers Origen and Gregory of Nazianzus. According to these two theologians, the tension between God's transcendence and God's immanence conditions the language we use to name and describe God. Such "God-talk" is necessarily limited by the ontological divide between the human and the divine. Using Origen and Gregory as reference points, I examine how the precise and careful use of apophatic, cataphatic, and analogical language is necessary to properly account for both God's eternal nature and God's work in the material world.
Kimbrough, Coleman S.. 2023. How to Talk about God: Origen and Gregory of Nazianzus on Divine Transcendence and Theological Language. Obsculta 16, (1) : 196-204. https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/obsculta/vol16/iss1/18.
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