Natural theology and general revelation

Berkouwer makes a clear distinction between natural theology and general revelation. He emphasizes that knowledge of revelation is arrived at not through natural theology but through experience of the salvation of God “that opens doors and windows towards God’s handiwork” ("General Revelation", p. 131).While this places the emphasis on the priority of divine revelation, it …

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Berkouwer, Barth and Brunner: A Discussion of General Revelation and Natural Theology

In his book, 'General Revelation', Berkouwer rejects natural theology while affirming the doctrines of general revelation & common grace. He places himself between Barth & Brunner. Barth rejects both general revelation & natural theology. Brunner teaches both general revelation and natural theology.In connection with common grace, here are two important observations made by Berkouwer: (i) …

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