Logic in theology

Thomists have always insisted that God is only known by way of negation, eminence, and causality of created things. But a crucial application of this doctrine is that the very logical categories and linguistic structures we use to think and speak about God are themselves created things. This does not mean anything goes, but that we recognize those ways in which logic and language are proper and appropriate to the analysis and expression of created things. There are reasons to doubt whether this critique can ever be complete, since even the notions of eminence, negation, and causality can fall under it.

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