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Augustine and Bernard on Speech and Silence

It is sometimes said, wrongly, that Augustine was an “apophatic” theologian. Augustine, it is true, saw there to be a yawning divide between an infinite and holy God and finite and sinful man that compromised man’s speech about God; yet that twofold distance is overcome by the Word and the Word-made-flesh, respectively. Thus while human […]