Natural theology, the Bible and the Church

Editorial by Jonathan Clatworthy
from Signs of the Times No. 27 - Oct 2007

Which counts more, the Bible or reason? Most of the big debates in the churches today revolve around this question.

Where does authority lie? 'Natural theology' and 'revealed theology' are presented as alternatives: whether women priests, evolution, divorce, homosexuality or whatever else, one side appeals to science and 'what makes sense' while the other side appeals to the Bible or the church's tradition.

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