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Physico-theology

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Physico-theology Theology or divinity illustrated or enforced by physics or natural philosophy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Physico-theology theology illustrated by natural philosophy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Physico-, + theology,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. physica—Gr. physikē (theōria, theory)—physis, nature.

Usage

In literature:

In the former case it is termed physico-theology, in the latter, ethical or moral-theology.
"The Critique of Pure Reason" by Immanuel Kant
The physico-theological or teleological argument is what is often styled the argument from design.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
Ray, his physico-theology, &c., 30, 31.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
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