via negativa

Via negativa” is a Latin term meaning “negative way.” It refers to the theological concept of refusing to identify God with any human concept, because God transcends all that can be known of God. Yet the term points to the possibility of experiencing God’s presence. It is related to, but slightly different from, the concept of apophatic.

In a way, the only meaningful things we can say about God is what God is not. Beyond any constructed thing, God is. God is no thing.