Natural Theology Reconsidered (again)

3 Mar 2015 Dr. Russell Re Manning Details In the course of the twentieth century a consensus became established that the tradition of natural theology had entered into terminal decline: killed off by the three-pronged fork of Hume's philosophical scepticism, Darwinian scientific naturalism, and Barth's theological positivism. This talk reconsiders this standard narrative of the rise and fall of natural theology and suggests an alternative intellectual history of natural theology - and its future prospects.