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Abstract: This entry discusses the historical and contemporary uses of teleology in philosophy, theology, science, and history, with a focus on three of the most pervasive uses of teleology: provident…

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Mariska Leunissen, “Teleology”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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