TITLE

Where is Natural Theology Today?

AUTHOR(S)
Polkinghorne, John
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Science & Christian Belief;Oct2006, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p169
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the existence of modern natural theology. Natural theology can be defined as the attempt to learn something of God from reflection on general experience rather than from specific revelatory events. The new natural theology is modest about its relationship to science as well as modest in its account of its relationship to the total body of theological thought. Natural theology is able to place science's laws of nature in a wider context of intelligibility.
ACCESSION #
22322057

Tags: NATURAL theology;  GOD;  RELIGION & science;  INTELLECT;  THEOLOGY

 

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