A Modern Natural Theology?
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The author examines two different traditions of nineteenth-century natural theology and their reappearance in a modern work. Michael Denton\'s Nature\'s Destiny is used as an example of modern natural theology, showing how current writers attempt to resurrect the classical arguments of William Paley and William Whewell. The stance taken here is that, due to the heavily historical character of Foley\'s and Whewell\'s work, it is inappropriate to use their traditions uncritically as windows into religious understandings of science.