Questions tagged [natural-theology]

Natural-theology deals with questions that present the existence of the physical universe as a reason to believe in God (a necessary Reason for Creation to exist).

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What is the biblical basis for proving God's existence using purely rational arguments, and how is this reconciled with the essential role of faith?

To steelman the case for proving God's existence using reason alone, I think one of the best contemporary examples of how this could be done is found in Edward Feser's book Five Proofs of the ...
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What are Christian responses to Graham Oppy's argument for atheism from naturalism?

Short version I'm specifically referring to Graham Oppy's paper An Argument for Atheism from Naturalism: Abstract This paper outlines an argument for atheism from naturalism that I have developed in ...
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What is an overview of perspectives on whether the existence of the Christian God can be established solely through the use of reason and evidence?

Note: I'm interested in the Christian perspective on the question Can God's existence be established through reason and publicly accessible evidence? that I recently asked on Philosophy Stack Exchange....
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In modern emerging Evangelicalism, how does less focus on General Revelation imply a more Experience-oriented religion?

According to experienced Christians, "If anything, a focus on General Revelation should correlate with more experience focus, as people relish in the signs of God." It is so true that when ...
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Natural Theology (Intellect) vs. Spiritual Experience (Heart)?

How integral is a personal experiential aspect to Christian belief in addition to natural theology? Can one rely solely on natural theology, or is a personal encounter or experience considered ...
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Is it possible to be a worshiper of the true God without being reached/evangelized?

Upon reflecting on the answers to this question, HOW does the existence of the Universe make those who do not worship God to be "without excuse"?, I noticed that Romans 1:18-20 leaves ...
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Objections to Natural Theology at the Time of Vatican I

The First Vatican Council, Dei Filius (1870) Dogmatic Constitution on the Catholic Faith defined the following: If anyone shall have said that the one true God, our Creator and our Lord, cannot be ...
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Does Romans 1:18-25 pose a challenge to Christians who believe in the Theory of Evolution?

Romans 1:18-24 sounds like an argument from Intelligent Design to me: 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness ...
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Did any of the Church Fathers believe in natural theology?

As Christians we are called to study the works of the Lord (Psalms 111:2), but did any of the Early Church Fathers between 50-800 AD, believe in natural laws theology/law? (i.e. that knowledge or ...
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Does the Christian church have an official position on Beauty?

Here I am talking about Beauty as we perceive it either in nature or culture (i.e., not the physical beauty of individual human beings). Two separate thoughts have prompted this question: firstly, ...
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How can one say that existence is good, without using Divine Revelation?

It's well known that one can prove the existence of God through the light of natural reason alone (e.g. the Five Ways). However, Divine Revelation would also show this. It is in Divine Revelation that ...
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