PDF | Book reviewed in this article: Alvin Plantinga, Warranted Christian Belief. the extended A/C model shows how full‐blooded Christian belief (not just theistic belief) can have warrant. After dealing with objections to the A/C model in Ch. Alvin Plantinga is well-known as one of the most important Christian philosophers of our day. Many attribute to his influence the fact that many.

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Including Warrantwd invaluable reply, this volume will be enthusiastically received by those familiar with WCB. Alvin Plantinga A C Grayling: Plantinga argues that there is nothing in the work of these noted figures which leads to the reasonable conclusion that we cannot think about or refer to God. It is worth noting that what is important to Plantinga’s argument is not to defend an interpretation of these figures but rather to undermine what others have taken as an argument from their work against reference to God.


Alvin Plantinga is well-known as one of the most important Christian philosophers of our day. The de facto approach examines the various arguments e.

In Part II, I explore, first, the question of whether a viable de jure objection to Christian belief can be developed in terms of justification or rationality Chs. Plantinga also considers the case of sin and skepticism this is the radical skepticism of a David Hume for example and sin and naturalism.

Reformed Epistemology in Philosophy of Religion. Essays in the Metaphysics of Modality Alvin Plantinga. These interpreters are often disappointed to find that WCB does not advance this kind of argument to show that Christian belief has warrant and is true.

In the next essay readers are treated again to an enlightening exchange. Subscriber Login Email Address. Some print problems in the book I purchased from Amazon – alternating pages at the back of the book were blank. He clarifies and defends the coherence of his own notion of ‘absolute’ probability and yet agrees with what he takes to be Nickel’s primary concern — that we are not in a position to give a reasonable assignment of such probabilities.


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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Review ” Warranted Christian Belief belongs on every Christian scholar’s shelf”– SCJ 5 “[A] fine cheistian it has more virtues than a brief review can enumerate Plantinga a theist, Calvinist, and member of the Reformed Church is perhaps one of the most important analytic philosophers of religion today and is definitely one of the most important theistic philosophers.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. In the book he explains: This implies a deontological understanding; in which, we have a duty to conform our beliefs to reason. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Users without belef subscription are not able to see the full content. In Plantinga’s illuminating response, he seems to approve Tapp’s warfanted about infinity and reference to God, though he does not give us any detailed discussion. Plantinga’s arguments are well-presented and logically rigorous.

We enjoy a refreshing change of pace with theologian Georg Plasger’s “Does Calvin teach a sensus divinitatis?

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While it is clearly the last of Plantinga’s volumes on the nature of warrant, Plantinga himself acknowledges that WCB is a sequel to the early texts in Wzrranted Epistemology: There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Visions of Religion Stephen S. He contends that Christian beliefs are warranted to the extent that they are formed by properly functioning cognitive faculties, thus, insofar as they are warranted, Christian beliefs are knowledge if they are true.

He then attempts to reconstruct Plantinga’s thoughts on reference and his notion of divine infinity, especially in relation to the critiques of Kaufman and Hick. This book is one of the most important works in modern analytic theistic philosophy.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Find it on Scholar. The proposed defeaters I examine relate to projection theories of religious belief Ch. Epistemic probability for Plantinga depends on the warrant for a belief. Plantinga does not suggest that this will demonstrate the truth of theism to the atheist but he is much more optimistic than Illies that his arguments may address some of the issues plaguing those who are on the fence.

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This discussion is particularly funny when the actual theories of Freud are presented because Freud made some rather absurd claims regarding patricide, among others. To begin with it is necessary for Plantinga to explain what he means by Christian belief.

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Plantinga shows us how the resources of the Christian faith point to and describe the work of God in human knowers. He ends by noting that Christian belief also appears to be true. In the case of naturalism, Plantinga provides a powerful probabilistic argument showing that given naturalism and evolution it is unlikely that sense perception will be reliable. The crucial difference here is not that he is arguing Christian beliefs are true, but that they are warranted if true.

Renusch gives a helpful canvassing of positions on epistemic disagreement and peerhood. If God is part of the noumenal realm, rather than the phenomenal realm, and if we can only access the phenomenal realm, then how can it be possible to perceive God?

Where the Conflict Really Lies: The discussion of Marx revolves around the idea that Christian belief results from an unjust society and is the “opiate of the people”.

In short, the standard that people make when critics suggest Christian theism unreasonable, is so high than many everyday beliefs would also fail the test. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.