theology based on knowledge of the natural world and on human reason, apart from revelation.
Are birds falling from the sky examples of pareidolia, eschatology, or something else?The first story of 2011 to grab the attention of just about everybody is shocking and mysterious. On New Year’s Day, residents of Beebe, Arkansas found thousands of dead blackbirds in the street. Days later, Louisiana residents discovered hundreds more deceased birds. Each event in isolation was disturbing enough, but with such proximity, it has been hard not to start drawing conclusions. Within days, the dual …
How Do You Say “Basketball” in Latin?News of Pope Benedict XVI’s retirement has brought the Latin language to the front and center of minds worldwide. For one thing, the Pope announced his retirement in Latin. Giovanna Chirri, an Italian journalist assigned to the Vatican beat, was able to break the story before her peers thanks to her knowledge of the dead language. What exactly is a “dead language” anyway? Most experts …
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Origin of natural theology
First recorded in 1670–80
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