Images in Natural Theology

Kristóf Nyíri

in The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199556939
Published online June 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Images in Natural Theology

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This chapter discusses the connection of images to natural theology, demonstrating how images fulfil an essential role in revealed religions and examining the role of images at the level of nonrevealed religion. The attempt to provide a rudimentary overview of the ways in which images function in natural religion, is in a sense a sequel to Farrer's philosophy of sacred images. It is, also, a kind of protest against contemporary work in natural theology, which has use neither for images, nor for mental imagery.

Keywords: natural theology; sacred images; nonrevealed religion; Farrer

Article.  7273 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Philosophy of Religion ; Religious Subjects in Art

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