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Natural Theology
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A. The Philosophical Problem

1. The history of natural theology. The extremely complex nature of the problems set by natural theology (or “philosophical theology") may be seen from a critical examination of some aspects of its history. The traditional philosophy in question was orientated apologetically in the Church, and its scholastic inheritance was elaborated into a special discipline of natural theology at the beginni…

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Klaus Riesenhuber, “Natural Theology”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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