Affective Knowledge of God

Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 14 (2):277-284 (2009)
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Affective knowledge of God is a kind of knowledge which follows human affectivity. This knowledge takes place on two levels: the level of the natural inclination of man towards God and the level of the religious bias of man towards God. What is the nature of affective knowledge of God? It seems there are three problems in question. First of all, as there is a natural inclination towards God in man, one will be restless unless one recognizes or finds God. Secondly, one who loves God has a new deeper knowledge of the divine things through connaturality and inclination. Thirdly, as the result of one's encounter with God and of uniting with Him, man experiences certain subjective states which cannot be expressed by words.



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Piotr Moskal
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On Knowledge through Connaturality.Jacques Maritain - 1951 - Review of Metaphysics 4 (4):473 - 481.

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