natural theology

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a theology that holds that knowledge of God can be acquired by human reason without the aid of divine revelation

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30) Since natural theology has been associated with the domain of philosophy, one would expect the same of fundamental theology.
Many theologians typically appeal to natural theology in order to support the relationship between art and theology.
When history comes to rule nature, what goes by the name natural theology becomes little more than cultural apologetics and makes natural law not just irrelevant, but quite impossible" (71).
In negative revealed theology, God cannot be known, but in positive theology God can in some senses be understood, both by faith in Trinitarian doctrine revealed in Scripture and by reason in the metaphysics of natural theology, together with related doctrines of analogy and epistemology.
He thinks it can, and after an introduction to theology and science, discusses the rationality of theology and science, a revised natural theology, and God's action.
On Becoming a Natural Theologian of the Cross" provides a way forward through the difficulty that suffering presents for natural theology Drawing.
However, a debate regarding analogia fidei and analogia entis, or revealed theology and natural theology, has remained complicated in Barth's theological framework, calling for precision, clarification, and conceptual clarity.
Only an impoverished mind would consider natural theology the summit of Christian doctrine.
My study of the man decades ago, showed his tight reasoning, his view of natural theology correcting the proofs of Gaunilus and Aquinas.
This book, more than any other, supports Stanley Hauerwas's Gifford lectures in which he argues that Yoder provides a better natural theology.
Natural theology is a "habit of mind" (4), naming those rhetorical practices that both register the anxieties of a developing modernity that breaks with the traditions of the past, while at the same time reassuring its practitioners that their basic assumptions were right all along.
Along with addressing issues like the design debate in antiquity, the Enlightenment and natural theology, and current scientific debates over evolution and design, Foster, Clark, and York offer key components to understanding and defending critical and scientific reasoning in both the natural and social sciences.
Pierce and the "Light of Nature", and natural theology, design and law.
He sees his work as a contribution to the legendary debate between the Reformed theologians Karl Barth and Emil Brunner over the question of natural theology.
the power of nature, the power of the real, which is the starting point for much philosophical reflection about man and Deity; Spanish philosopher Xavier Zubiri, in particular, makes the power of the real the entree into his comprehensive natural theology.