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Apophatic theology: Quiz


Question 1: This idea is developed fully in later ________, especially in the thought of the medieval rationalists such as Maimonides and Samuel ibn Tibbon.
KabbalahJewish philosophyJewish eschatologyNevi'im

Question 2: God is not conceptually definable in terms of ________ and location.

Question 3: Paul also used negative definitions to say that God is not served by human hands although this may be seen as a specific response to the human tendency to create psychological idols or ________ for the gods.
PilgrimageAltarBahá'í FaithShrine

Question 4: For instance, God's appearance to Moses in the ________, and the ineffable Name of God (יהוה) which was revealed at that time.
Biblical Mount SinaiAbrahamTen CommandmentsBurning bush

Question 5: Apophatic statements are crucial to much modern theologians in Orthodox Christianity (see Vladimir Lossky, John Meyendorff, John S. Romanides and ________).
Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Theological SeminaryGeorges FlorovskyAlexander SchmemannRussian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

Question 6: God, as the entity which is "truly One" (האחד האמת), must be free of properties and is thus unlike anything else and indescribable; see ________.
KabbalahApophatic theologyJewish philosophyDivine simplicity

Question 7: The ________ greatly depend on the use of ta'til in their spirituality, though they often also use Cataphatic theology.
DhikrTariqahMoinuddin ChishtiSufism

Question 8: Since two approaches are used to speak of God, there are times when these may conflict, giving rise to paradoxes in ________.
Jewish eschatologyNevi'imKabbalahJewish philosophy

Question 9: ________, the historian and social critic, can be read as an apophatic theologian, according to a longtime collaborator, Lee Hoinacki, in a paper presented in memory of Illich, called "Why Philia?".
GermanyAnarchismIvan IllichMedicine

Question 10: Note that the various ________, generally, correspond to the “attributes of action” — in that they represent God as he is known.
Jewish eschatologyNevi'imKabbalahNames of God in Judaism


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