Natural religion


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a religion based upon the evidences of a God and his qualities, which is supplied by natural phenomena. See Natural theology, under Natural.

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3) This paper contends that Blake's critique and emendation of John Locke's atomistic empiricism in those tractates, particularly in There is No Natural Religion (1788), bear striking similarities to Gottfried Leibniz's criticisms of Locke, as articulated in his New Essays on Human Understanding (1765), and the ontology Leibniz presents as a corrective to Locke's Newtonian metaphysics.
Ahnert follows the ramifications of these two ideas and develops, in their light, new and fascinating interpretations of such crucial issues in the life of Moderatism as patronage, natural religion, the status of revelation, and the controversy over the appointment of John Leslie.
The prominence of David Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion in contemporary philosophy of religion has led it to overshadow his other short work, The Natural History of Religion, and thus obscure the fact that the social psychology of religion was in many ways of greater interest and more widely debated among the philosophers of the Scottish Enlightenment than philosophical theology.
Christianity is to be replaced by a new universal and natural religion that is purely instrumental.
4) Locke's ROC, however, which he claims to be ecumenical in thrust but in opposition to the natural religion of deism, stresses the need for divine revelation for ascertaining right moral principles.
Another essay by Luc Borot deals with religion in Oceana, arguing that it was a state run natural religion, but included references to Christ and Moses as well as lawgivers like Lycurgus.
Ritschl and Baur aligned themselves with Schleiermacher in opposing natural religion, but they did not go so far as to believe a superficial charge against Schleiermacher's alleged claim that the basis for religion was primarily emotion.
I have structured the course around David Hume's classic text, Dialogues on Natural Religion.
The text includes the editorAEs general introduction, a translation of GroteAEs piece on James Mills oGovernment,o and thirteen essays on various subjects, including George Grote and natural religion, the life and work of Harriet Lewin Grote, GroteAEs Athens and the character of democracy, GroteAEs Sparta, GroteAEs take on Plato, and several others.
If we abandon that, if we retain only what can be justified by standards of prudence and convenience at the bar of common sense, then we exchange revelation for that old wraith Natural Religion.
The seven remaining chapters focus on topical areas: his theory of ideas, the limits of human knowledge, the material world and experience, God and natural religion, the soul and its life beyond the body, his political theories and two treatise on government, and the problem of the Church and the State.
But I think the Greeks had a better feel for natural religion than we do.

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