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supernaturalism

Paranormal
The belief that forces exist outside of the plane of human experience, and that these forces may affect the course of human events.
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elements of mysticism and supernaturalism to denote Asian religious
Theories on supernaturalism have been categorized into some divisions.
Abrams comes close to formulating a third and much more modern distinction between naturalism and supernaturalism, which is the distinction between the idea of the natural as what the natural sciences study and the supernatural as what falls outside the coverage of the natural sciences.
At the same time, he shows how empirical science began to challenge supernaturalism and today has become the dominant form of interpretation.
However, for the last four centuries there has been a debate over whether naturalism (based on the scientific method) or supernaturalism (religion) offers a more accurate worldview.
(33) The Castle of Otranto was rigged out in the drag of medieval raiment, originally promoted as a translation from the Crusading Dark Ages, an antique culture steeped in the mists and vapours of supernaturalism. All of the supernatural events are connected to an unavenged crime against the natural order--the poisoning of Alfonso the Good by his porter and Manfred's grandfather so that Ricardo, the former porter, can return from the Holy Land to usurp Alfonso's castle, rank, and power--a crime against masculine right and divinely sanctioned destiny.
Phipps, a Pauline scholar by training, finds the near obsession with supernaturalism in contemporary Christianity troubling.
supernaturalism as the historic enemy to progress'.
Sadur's stories contain supernaturalism of the Gothic sort presenting the reader with a mysterious universe beyond understanding, with supernatural agencies dictating the action.
He judges the English version to be particularly distinct in the amount of supernaturalism that they contain, material that he thinks Continental bishops were able to exclude from editions in their dioceses.
"Part of the reason is that I wanted to star fresh, I didn't want to re-create 'Six Feet Under,' "says Ball, who notes that the supernaturalism in "Blood" means the show will have more popcorn elements than his previous HBO effort.
Darwinism is entangled with what I'll call the Enlightenment Case against Supernaturalism: evolutionary ideas form a separable part of the case, as well as amplifying other themes within it.