'Dogma is by no means a new Revelation. Dogma is only a witness. The whole meaning of dogmatic definition consists of testifying to unchanging truth, truth which was revealed and has been preserved from the beginning. Thus it is a total misunderstanding to speak of 'the development of dogma.' Dogmas do not develop; they are unchanging and inviolable, even in their external aspect — their wording. Least of all is it possible to change dogmatic language or terminology. As strange as it may appear, one can indeed say: dogmas arise, dogmas are established, but they do not develop. And once established, a dogma is perennial and already an immutable 'rule of faith' ('regula fidei'; o kanon tis pisteos, ο κανων της πιστεως). Dogma is an intuitive truth, not a discursive axiom which is accessible to logical development. The whole meaning of dogma lies in the fact that it is expressed truth. Revelation discloses itself and is received in the silence of faith...'
From 'Revelation, Philosophy and Theology' (this article originally appeared as 'Offenbarung, Philosophic und Theologie' in Zwischen den Zeiten, Heft 6, München, 1931. Translated from the German by Richard Haugh.)
Speaking of speculative theology and Pavel Florensky in particular, this Russian polymath turned priest, who was executed during one of the Stalinist anti-Christian purges of the 1930s, had the interesting idea that the geometry of imaginary numbers predicted by Einstein's theory of relativity for a body moving faster than light would actually be the geometry of the kingdom of God. Intriguing in light of the claims by CERN scientists that the have forced the sub-atomic particles known as neutrinos to exceed the speed of light!