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Supernaturalism

(supranaturalism). Term that came into prominence esp. in Eng. and Ger. ca. 1780–1830 in theol. discussions arising esp. out of tensions created by deism* and rationalism.* Supernaturalists held that the authenticity of divine revelation is attested, in part, by prophecies and miracles. After I. Kant* and G. W. F. Hegel* the term supernaturalist was applied to those who held the absolute transcendence of God; later the name supernaturalism was applied to many systems within Christianity that rejected reason as an absolute norm and held authoritarian, inner, emotional, or other criteria. Supernaturalists included L. F. O. Baumgarten-Crusius,* J. F. Flatt,* J. E. Gunnerus,* F. V. Reinhard,* J. M. Schröckh,* G. C. Storr,* F. G. v. Süskind,* J. A. H. Tittmann.*


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