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negative theology

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a theological approach or tradition in which the nature of God is thought to be unknowable and is only understood through negative statements.Compare positive theology. See also apophasis (def. 2).
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Also called apophatic theology .
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