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For Aquinas, God is indeed that supereminent darkness which transcends our knowledge and leaves us in ignorance; he approves of those who say that on Mount Sinai Moses "approached the darkness in which God is";(13) in another passage he claims, following Dionysius, that we are best joined to God in this life according to a type of ignorance which is "a kind of darkness, in which God is said to dwell.
27) For example, we know God is holy because God is the cause of our holiness, but we also know that God is not holy in the same way as we are holy, not because God's holiness is less than ours but because it transcends ours by its own supereminent, infinite excellence.