A Look Inside the New Issue of Credo Magazine: Natural Theology
The new issue of Credo Magazine is here!
God has revealed himself through Scripture, but has God also revealed himself through nature? Some argue that the Fall has erased any form of natural theology, but the Reformed tradition has argued that classical orthodoxy routinely and uniformly taught and practiced natural theology. Theologians in the Great Tradition testified to God’s self-disclosure in creation, but they were not satisfied to merely acknowledge the existence of natural revelation. No, they wanted to read and exposit God’s “second book” – the created order. Indeed, it has been common Christian practice to demonstrate God’s existence, attributes, and providence by arguing from the effects all around us back to their First Cause. In this issue of Credo, contributors show that natural theology is a practice supported by Scripture and exemplified by the Reformed tradition, a tradition indebted to great thinkers like Augustine and Aquinas. With the Psalmist, readers can say with confidence, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.”
Holy Scripture Teaches Natural Theology
The many good purposes of natural theology
BY DAVID HAINES
Natural Theology in the Reformed Tradition
Is the Rejection of Natural Theology Consistent with Pre-Enlightenment Reformed Thought?
BY WALLACE MARSHALL
Natural Theology and Cornelius Van Til
A Novel Departure from the Reformed Tradition
BY J. V. FESKO
Classical Ways to Demonstrate God’s Existence
Finding Act from Potency with Thomas Aquinas
BY SEUNG-JOO LEE
C. S. Lewis’s Argument from Reason
The Promise of Natural Theology
BY SAMUEL G. PARKISON
Proving God from Perfection
Can Arguments Save Someone?
BY TIM JACOBS
Christian Realism, Universals, and Natural Theology
A Medieval Solution to a Modern Problem
BY PAUL TYSON
A Teleological Argument for God’s Existence
Thomas Aquinas’s Fifth Way
BY THOMAS HEXT
On Esteeming Natural Theology
BY SCOTT R. SWAIN
The Light of Nature and the Knowledge of God
Stephen Charnock on Natural Theology
BY OWEN ANDERSON
Wholesome Protestant Doctrine
Is Actus Purus Necessary for the Health of the Church?
BY TIMOTHY GATEWOOD
Interviews & More
What is Natural Law?
DAVID VANDRUNEN, TIMOTHY GATEWOOD
Ten Questions on Natural Theology
JORDAN B. COOPER
Natural Theology, Calvin, and Revisionism
Come, Let us Reason Together
Aquinas was framed!
JERIAH D. SHANK
The Forest of Thomistic Theology