7. A Wider Teleology: Design, Evolution, and Natural Theology

  1. Alister E. McGrath

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444392524.ch7

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) A Wider Teleology: Design, Evolution, and Natural Theology, in Darwinism and the Divine: Evolutionary Thought and Natural Theology, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444392524.ch7

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:

  • Directionality within the Natural World;
  • Teleology - Introducing an Idea;
  • Chance, Contingency, and Evolutionary Goals;
  • The “Wider Teleology” of Evolution;
  • The Inference of Design and Natural Theology;
  • Suffering, Evolution, and Natural Theology;
  • “natural theology”;
  • “physico-theology”;
  • “the operation of causes without design”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Directionality within the Natural World

  • Teleology: Introducing an Idea

  • Chance, Contingency, and Evolutionary Goals

  • The “Wider Teleology” of Evolution

  • The Inference of Design and Natural Theology

  • Suffering, Evolution, and Natural Theology