supernaturalism


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su·per·nat·u·ral·ism

 (so͞o′pər-năch′ər-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. The quality of being supernatural.
2. Belief in a supernatural agency that intervenes in the course of natural laws.

su′per·nat′u·ral·ist n.
su′per·nat′u·ral·is′tic adj.

supernaturalism

(ˌsuːpəˈnætʃrəlɪzəm; -ˈnætʃərə-)
n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) the quality or condition of being supernatural
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) a supernatural agency, the effects of which are felt to be apparent in this world
3. (Alternative Belief Systems) belief in supernatural forces or agencies as producing effects in this world
ˌsuperˈnaturalist n, adj
ˌsuperˌnaturalˈistic adj

su•per•nat•u•ral•ism

(ˌsu pərˈnætʃ ər əˌlɪz əm, -ˈnætʃ rə-)

n.
1. supernatural character or agency.
2. belief in the doctrine of supernatural or divine agency as manifested in the world.
[1790–1800]
su`per•nat′u•ral•ist, n., adj.
su`per•nat`u•ral•is′tic, adj.

supernaturalism

1. the condition or quality of existing outside the known experience of man or caused by forces beyond those of nature.
2. belief in supernatural events or forces. Also supranaturalism. — supernaturalist, n., adj. — supernatural, supernaturalistic, adj.
See also: Magic
1. the condition or quality of existing outside the known experience of man or caused by forces beyond those of nature.
2. belief in supernatural events or forces. Also supranaturalism.supernaturalist, n., adj.supernatural, supernaturalistic, adj.
See also: Ghosts
1. the condition or quality of existing outside the known experience of man or caused by forces beyond those of nature.
2. belief in supernatural events or forces. Also supranaturalism. — supernaturalist, n., adj.supernatural, supernaturalistic, adj.
See also: God and Gods
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supernaturalism - a belief in forces beyond ordinary human understanding
belief - any cognitive content held as true
magic, thaumaturgy - any art that invokes supernatural powers
occultism - a belief in supernatural powers and the possibility of bringing them under human control
exorcism, dispossession - freeing from evil spirits
2.supernaturalism - the quality of being attributed to power that seems to violate or go beyond natural forces
unnaturalness - the quality of being unnatural or not based on natural principles
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The humanist label, too quickly associated with the rejection of religion and of supernaturalism, still fails to evoke the ethical framework of our philosophy.
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Read carefully, that is what Stark's chapter on Europe demonstrates; conventional church attendance, much less militant Christianity, is not the way the religious revival is occurring there; rather, "church attendance may be low in Europe, but unconventional supernaturalism is thriving.
There are also musings on a host of additional topics--including the role of Catholic exiles, inter-confessional relations, and contemporary discussions about supernaturalism and divine intervention--and a first rate historiographical analysis that covers an impressive amount of ground and points towards future avenues of enquiry.
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