Nature as Divine Revelation

Divine revelation (symbol)Over the centuries, thinkers and philosophers have caught glimpses of the divine in the natural world. In fact, a branch of Christian theology is called Natural Theology. Its basic tenets are that God has revealed himself both naturally and supernaturally.

The European thinker and theologian, Jan Amos Comenius (1592-1670), called nature “The Living Book of God” and the Bible “The Living Word of God.” As mentioned, the Scriptures affirm that divine attributes may be known from what exists because the creation points towards its Creator. Truths about God that can be learned from nature, humanity, and the world around us include God’s existence and divine qualities such as love, intelligence, design, order and harmony. This knowledge is then complemented and enriched by supernaturally revealed information, such as about grace and salvation. There is a continuum between that which can be understood by the natural light of human reason and that which is received by the light of faith.

From: Divine Reflections in Times and Seasons by Eva Peck

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