Chapter II. The First Christian negative theology: Justin and Clement
- Frontismatter, preface, table of contents.
- Chapter I. The Middle Platonists, The Mathematicians, and the Gnostics
- » Chapter II. The First Christian negative theology: Justin and Clement
- Chapter III. Plotinus and abstraction
- Chapter IV. Origen: Christian mysticism without the via negativa
- Chapter V. The logic of negation; between Plotinus and Proclus
- Chapter VI. Proclus and positive negation
- Chapter VII. Damascius and Hyperignorance
- Chapter VIII. Arian negative theology: Aetius and Eunomius
- Chapter IX. Basil and Letter 38: the negative theology of the amateur
- Chapter X. Gregory of Nyssa and Eunomius: theology versus philosophy
- Chapter XI. Augustine: the importance of meaning and the unimportance of the negative method
- Chapter XII. Pseudo-Dionysius: a positive view of language and the via negativa
- Chapter XIII. Conclusion
- Appendix I.
- Appendix II.
- Bibliography and Index
[Chapter Contents]: Justin, transcendence and the inefficacy of names, 34; Ps. Justin, Exhortation to the Greeks on names and multiplicity in language, 35; Clement on language and silence, 36; Clement's view of discourse, 38; language as concealment, 39; the Gnostic understands language, perceiving its secret significance, 40; the via negativa, 42; abstraction and the unities of Plato's Parmenides, 43.