→Apophatic description of God
''Apophatic theology'' - also known as ''negative theology'' - is a [[theology]] that attempts to describe [[God]] by negation, to speak of God only in terms of what may be said about God and to avoid what may not be said. In Orthodox Christianity, apophatic theology is based on the assumption that God's essence is unknoweable or ineffable and on the recognition of the inadequacy of human language to describe God. The apophatic tradition in Orthodoxy is often balanced with [[cataphatic theology]] - or ''positive theology'' and belief in the [[incarnation]] through which God has revealed himself in the person of [[Jesus Christ]].
description of God==
==History in the Early Church==