PFI #6

6. The Basis for Analogy according to Thomas Aquinas

In order to develop a positive theology of God, we must appeal to analogy (a dissimilar similarity).  God can only be understood by analogy to His creatures.  Because we have an asymmetrical causal relationship to God, there cannot be a perfect understanding of Him, but only an analogous relationship.  Any perfection found in us is found in God in a preeminent and unified fashion.  Even with analogy, we still don’t know what God is.

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