Head, JM (2020) Rational and Natural Theology in Anne Conway’s Principia. Scottish Journal of Theology. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper gives an account of the religious epistemology and theological working methods used in Anne Conway’s Principia Philosophiae antiquissimae et recentissimae (1690). It is argued that the epistemic foundations of Conway’s philosophical theology are rooted in a personal revelation of the existence and nature of God, which forms a framework through which the natural world can be approached and studied as creation. In this way, we can clarify both the place of Conway’s work in the intellectual currents of the seventeenth century and various aspects of her metaphysical system, such as her account of creation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: States 'Forthcoming' before abstract.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anne Conway, religious epistemology, revelation, natural theology, rational theology, creation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2020 13:31
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2020 13:31
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/8541

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