August 30th, 2013
[tee''-lee-awl''-uh-jee] (Greek teleos, “perfect” or “complete” from telos, “end” or “result”)
The study of the evidences of design or purpose in nature. It is the school of thought that holds all things to be designed for or directed toward a final result, that there is an intrinsic purpose for everything that exists. In Christian apologetics, it represents the argument for the existence of God, in that the order of the natural world is not an accident. That is, since the world clearly has a design, it must have a designer and could not be accidental.