nontheological love

Definitions

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  • adj. Not theological.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ theological

Examples

  • Second, the use of the word God in the American political tradition has also reflected nontheological claims.

    Bruce Ledewitz: Well, Don't We Liberals Hate the Public God?

  • Why are nontheological explanations considered more correct?

    Carry-Over Thread

  • Rather, the theological understanding of obligation is the authentic one, and nontheological concepts of obligation are unintelligible truncations.

    Theological Voluntarism

  • Father Juan Diego Chavez, a 33-year-old priest who lives in Rome, called the changes "pleasant," though he says he still prefers to get his nontheological news from other papers.

    Is the Pope's Newspaper Catholic?

  • People initially became Christians for a number of rational, nontheological reasons, he argues, and not, he told me, because "two thousand people on a Tuesday afternoon went and heard Saint Paul."

    Oh, Gods!

  • Up to now, supposedly objective, nontheological studies of religion have been the priority of the behaviorists-anthropologists, psychologists or sociologists-men still capable of believing in such claptrap as souls--

    Another Roadside Attraction

  • Luther puts the point in homely, deliberately nontheological terms, like speeches in a domestic drama:

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • It was also rife with controversy over the origin of lan - guage, on the nontheological basis which the Enlight - enment had provided.

    LINGUISTICS

  • Descartes and the occasionalists, attacking what they took to be animistic conceptions of forces in nature, raised questions about the origin of the idea of force; and Nicolas Malebranche, employing argu - ments like Hume's, reached essentially the same con - clusions as Hume did — much later in a nontheological manner — about causal statements in science and in daily life.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • They took care expressly to declare that had the question concerned a _licentia docendi_ in any one of the nontheological faculties, in a philosophical faculty, e.g., the decision must necessarily have been reversed.

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 10 Prince Otto Von Bismarck, Count Helmuth Von Moltke, Ferdinand Lassalle

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