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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.
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Adj.1.supernaturalistic - of or relating to supernaturalism; "supernaturalist beliefs"
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Praeg (p 96) locates Ubuntu within the framework of "the political economy of obligation", while Keevy (pp 62-64) defines Ubuntu largely in religious and supernaturalistic terms, as the social and political component of traditional African religious beliefs.
Attempting to chart a via media between deconstructionists and Barthians who decry metaphysics (albeit for different reasons) on the one side and pietists and dualists who affirm supernaturalistic divine agency (again, for different reasons) on the other side, Kirkpatrick suggests a metaphysically robust account of God as personal agent, but yet not exactly in the same sense as human agents.
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Payne, supra note 14, at 104, 108-09 (arguing that these critics refuse "to view [their] biblical subject within a supernaturalistic framework, which alone is appropriate to its divine nature").
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