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There is a traditional distinction between what used to be called 'natural theology' and 'revealed theology'. Natural Theology was what our unaided reason could work out about the existence and nature of God, while revealed theology was said to come directly from God. The distinction is not very useful today, but the idea of revelation is still powerful, because it suggests something that comes to us as a surprise or as a sudden illumination. To be disposed to revelation, therefore, is to be open to the new, to that which comes to us from beyond our own immediacy.

This is a part of the lecture series, Living Theology.

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This event was on Thu, 04 Nov 1999


Professor Richard Holloway

Professor of Divinity

Richard Holloway was the Gresham Professor of Divinity between 1997 and 2001.

Professor Holloway was educated at Kelham Theological College, Edinburgh Theological College and the...

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