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

First recorded in 1670–80

OTHER WORDS FROM natural theology

natural theologian, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for natural theology

natural theology

noun
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 forms of natural theology

natural theologian, noun
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