Apophasis

Michelle Cottle, senior editor for The New Republic, past contributor to Beliefnet and guest blogger for Andrew Sullivan, confesses a soul obsession and prints some of the subsequent emails. I take it there were a few.

In its refusal to pin down God, Apophatic theology, as one letter writer said, is a big idea comfortable with uncertainty and simultaneously able to approach, in its fashion, the Biggest Idea. Certainty and doubt are not merely compatible, they're of one piece.

Wayne

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