The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

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The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology is the first collection to consider the full breadth of natural theology from both historical and contemporary perspectives and to bring together leading scholars to offer accessible high-level accounts of the major themes. The volume embodies and develops the recent revival of interest in natural theology as a topic of serious critical engagement. Frequently misunderstood or polemicized, natural theology is an under-studied yet persistent and pervasive presence throughout the history of thought about ultimate reality - from the classical Greek theology of the philosophers to twenty-first century debates in science and religion. Thirty eight new essays trace the transformations of natural theology in different historical and religious contexts, the place of natural theology in different philosophical traditions and diverse scientific disciplines, and the various cultural and aesthetic approaches to natural theology to reveal a rich seam of multi-faceted theological reflection rooted in human nature and the environments within which we find ourselves.The upshot is that a likelihood argument, at most, can only achieve limited results a€” showing how probable a hypothesis is given some of the evidence. Oppy doubts that the FTA can achieve even such a modest success. He asks us toanbsp;...

Title:The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology
Author:Russell Re Manning, John Hedley Brooke
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2013-01-17


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