Head, JM (2021) Rational and Natural Theology in Anne Conway’s Principia. Scottish Journal of Theology, 73 (1). pp. 41-51. ISSN 0036-9306

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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: © The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press. This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Political and Global Studies
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2020 13:31
Last Modified: 12 May 2021 13:19
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/8541

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