3. English Natural Theology of the Augustan Age, 1690–1745

  1. Alister E. McGrath

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444392524.ch3

Darwinism and the Divine: Evolutionary Thought and Natural Theology

Darwinism and the Divine: Evolutionary Thought and Natural Theology

How to Cite

McGrath, A. E. (2011) English Natural Theology of the Augustan Age, 1690–1745, in Darwinism and the Divine: Evolutionary Thought and Natural Theology, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444392524.ch3

Author Information

  1. King's College London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333435

Online ISBN: 9781444392524

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Keywords:

  • The Emergence of English Natural Theology;
  • Newtonian Physics and Natural Theology;
  • The Protestant Assumptions of English Natural Theology;
  • Physico-theology - The Appeal to Contrivance;
  • Natural Theology and the Beauty of Nature;
  • The Problem of Development within Nature;
  • Assessing Evidence - Changing Public Perceptions;
  • “Newtonian synthesis”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Emergence of English Natural Theology

  • Newtonian Physics and Natural Theology

  • The Protestant Assumptions of English Natural Theology

  • A Foundation for Consensus: The Doctrine of Creation

  • Physico-theology: The Appeal to Contrivance

  • Natural Theology and the Beauty of Nature

  • The Problem of Development within Nature

  • Assessing Evidence: Changing Public Perceptions