natural theology

noun
theology based on knowledge of the natural world and on human reason, apart from revelation.


Origin:
1670–80

natural theologian, noun
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natural theology
 
n
revealed religion fideism Compare revelation the attempt to derive theological truth, and esp the existence of God, from empirical facts by reasoned argument
 
natural theologian
 
n

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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.
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