Image - Friday Evening by Isidor Kaufman

Words for the Day

Ignorance as the end result of our knowledge was the basic idea of ‘negative theology.’ This theology dismembered and abolished the existing assertions about God’s ‘attributes,’ until the negative of all these attributes remained behind as God’s essence. Thus God could be defined only in [God’s] complete indefinability. This path leads from an existing [Something] to [Nothing]; at its end atheism and mysticism can shake hands. We do not take this path …

Franz Rosenzweig, *The Star of Redemption,* translated by William W. Hallo from the 2nd edition of 1930, University of Notre Dame Press, 2014/1985, 23.

red line embellished

Image: “Friday evening,” Isidor Kaufmann, Wikipedia Loves Art at the Jewish Museum (New York City), CC-by-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

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