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Biblical Faith and Natural Theology: The Gifford Lectures for 1991: Delivered in the University of Edinburgh

James Barr

Abstract

Natural theology is the idea that human beings ‘by nature’, just through being human, know something of God, or alternatively that they gain such knowledge through experience of the world we live in. An opposite is revelation, a knowledge of God communicated through special channels such as the Bible. Natural theology was long accepted as a basic ingredient in theology and indeed in science, but in modern times was widely rejected, notably in Barthianism. But what if the Bible itself uses, depends on and supports natural theology? This book examines the biblical materials (Hebrew Bible, Apocry ... More

Keywords: Barthianism, Biblical theology, creation, human nature, image of God, Paul, revelation, wisdom of Solomon

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198263760
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198263767.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Barr, author
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee