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natural theology

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

Origin of natural theology

First recorded in 1670–80
Related formsnatural theologian, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for natural theology

natural theology

  1. the attempt to derive theological truth, and esp the existence of God, from empirical facts by reasoned argumentCompare revealed religion, fideism, revelation (def. 3)
Derived Formsnatural theologian, noun
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