Philosophy:Theistic naturalism

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Theistic Naturalism is a series of religious beliefs that rejects divine intervention while keeping theism.[1]

It is different from traditional or classical theism.[2]:123 Theistic naturalists think evolution and naturalism can be in tune with Christianity.[3]:85

Notable theistic naturalists


Theistic naturalism has been called out as expanding borders of naturalism too the point anything goes.[6]:234

Jeffrey Koperski said theistic naturalism sounds like a oxymoron and that both naturalism and theism are incompatible.[7]


  1. Knight, Christopher C. (2013), Runehov, Anne L. C.; Oviedo, Lluis, eds. (in en), Theistic Naturalism, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, pp. 2240–2243, doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-8265-8_1105, ISBN 978-1-4020-8265-8,, retrieved 2021-11-01 
  2. Nguyen, Nam T. (2011) (in en). Nature's Primal Self: Peirce, Jaspers, and Corrington. Lexington Books. ISBN 978-0-7391-5040-5. 
  3. Dembski, William; Kushiner, James (March 2001) (in en). Signs of Intelligence: Understanding Intelligent Design. Brazos Press. ISBN 978-1-58743-004-6. 
  4. Hickman, Louise (2014-11-10) (in en). Chance or Providence: Religious Perspectives on Divine Action. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4438-7101-3. 
  5. Crosby, Donald A.; Stone, Jerome A. (2018-02-01) (in en). The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-351-85753-6.,+in+a+chapter+written+for+Mesle's+book,+says+that+he+sometimes+calls+himself+a+%E2%80%9Cnaturalistic+theist%E2%80%9D+or+a+%E2%80%9Ctheistic+naturalist%E2%80%9D&pg=PT39. 
  6. Ritchie, Sarah Lane (2019-07-25) (in en). Divine Action and the Human Mind. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-108-47651-5. 
  7. Koperski, Jeffrey (2019-11-28) (in en). Divine Action, Determinism, and the Laws of Nature. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-429-63958-6.