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As I see it: On "Naturalism"
Roche, George. 1988.  Facts and Faith 2(4):2, 4. CELD ID 6256

Abstract
The view that Nature is "the whole show" and "all there is" is as old as mankind. The polytheism of the ancients was a form of naturalism, for the gods were not believed to exist outside Nature and were not creators of the world. In modern times, infused with the findings of a growing science in the West, naturalism has become immensely influential in all our lives. All anti-heroes cleave strongly to naturalism, whether through a scientific basis or unexamined premise about the nature of reality.