On Excluding the Supernatural

Religious Studies 1 (2):141 - 150 (1966)
Abstract
Various attempts have been made in recent years to present Christianity in such a way that no use is made of the traditional dichotomy between the ‘natural’ and the ‘supernatural’. Braithwaite, Hare, and van Buren, for instance, appear to have no use for the dichotomy; and I think that, without too much distortion, one can say the same of Bultmann, Tillich, and Robinson. I am not, however, concerned in this paper with the work of any one thinker as such, but rather with a general climate of opinion. What I want to do is to examine the grounds on which it might be argued that belief in the supernatural is discredited. The issue seems to me of special importance at the present time, since, if these grounds are inadequate, programmes of reform under the general heading ‘Christianity without the supernatural’lose much of their point; if, on the other hand, the grounds are compelling, then reform of some kind is forced upon us whatever the accompanying difficulties
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/S0034412500002420
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 30,349
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
The Finite Supernatural: Theological Perspectives.Charles Stinson - 1973 - Religious Studies 9 (3):325 - 337.
The Embodied Bases of Supernatural Concepts.Brian R. Cornwell, Aron K. Barbey & W. Kyle Simmons - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (6):735-736.
The Supernatural and the Miraculous.Steve Clarke - 2007 - Sophia 46 (3):277 - 285.
The Natural & the Supernatural.John Oman - 1931 - Freeport, N.Y., Books for Libraries Press.
The Idea of the Supernatural.L. V. Lester-Garland - 1934 - New York: the Macmillan Co..
Excluding Destruction.John Hadley - 2005 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 12 (2):22-29.
Karl Rahner and the Supernatural Existential.Kenneth D. Eberhard - 1971 - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 46 (4):537-561.
Added to PP index
2011-05-29

Total downloads
4 ( #657,136 of 2,193,296 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #290,646 of 2,193,296 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature