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natural theology

theology based on knowledge of the natural world and on human reason, apart from revelation.
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natural theologian, noun Unabridged
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  • natural theology, then, is not a progressive science.
  • Yet the two had much in common, mainly an enthusiasm for natural theology.
  • So if science can handle that task all by itself, it certainly has implications for a certain strand of natural theology.
  • The other, more robust response, was a turn to natural theology and the argument from design.
British Dictionary definitions for natural theology

natural theology

the attempt to derive theological truth, and esp the existence of God, from empirical facts by reasoned argument Compare revealed religion, fideism, revelation (sense 3)
Derived Forms
natural theologian, noun
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