religious naturalism

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religious naturalism

  1. An approach to spirituality that is devoid of supernaturalism and supernaturalist assumptions.


  • 1846, The American Whig Review, page 282:
    there maybe an attempt to disguise the transition under a transcendental pantheism or what may be more appropriate be described as a seeming religious naturalism.
  • 1940, Edgar S. Brightman, God as the Tendency of Nature to Support or Produce Values: Religious Naturalism (page 283)
  • 1991, Jerome A. Stone, The Minimalist Vision of Transcendence, page 9:
    The purpose of this book is to explore the possibility of this alternative, to sketch a philosophy of religious naturalism.
  • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:religious naturalism.

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