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Nature - Naturalism
(1,122 words)

Part of Nature:

1. Philosophical and Theological

2. Naturalism

3. Nature and Grace

1. The term “naturalism” is employed in so many different senses, both in technical language (scientific, philosophical and theological) and in current usage, that it is impossible to reduce them to a common kernel. Perhaps its main characteristic may be described as a tendency to think of all reality exclusively or predominantly in terms of concepts and images derived from the world of things, while denying or ignoring the tr…

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Juan Alfaro, “Nature - Naturalism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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