By C. Stephen Evans , Manis, R. Zachary

With over 40,000 copies in print considering that its unique ebook in 1982, Steve Evans's Philosophy of faith has served many generations of scholars as a vintage creation to the philosophy of faith from a Christian standpoint. through the years the philosophical panorama has replaced, and during this new version Zach Manis joins Evans in a radical revamping of arguments and knowledge, whereas conserving the features of readability and brevity that made the 1st version so appreciated.

New fabric on divine foreknowledge and human freedom has been further in addition to on Reformed epistemology. The discussions on technological know-how now disguise new advancements from cognitive psychology and naturalism in addition to at the fine-tuning of the cosmos. The bankruptcy on religion and cause has been multiplied to incorporate attention of evidentialism. the matter of evil now varieties its personal new bankruptcy and provides a dialogue of the matter of hell.

The usual good points stay: a survey of the sphere, an exam of classical arguments for God's life, and an exploration of up to date demanding situations to theism from the social sciences and philosophy in addition to the traditional sciences. The that means and value of non-public spiritual adventure, revelation and miracles--all in the realm of up to date spiritual pluralism--are likewise investigated.

A vintage creation completely up to date and refreshed for trendy scholar.

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Putting aside the fact that many people (called incompatibilists) find the principle of alternate 48 P h i l o soph y of R e l ig ion possibilities to be intuitively obvious—that is, putting aside the fact that many take it to express a conceptual requirement of freedom— the theological compatibilist solution seems to face a serious problem in accounting for the existence of evil in the world. 9 Compatibilists are better served to simply bite the bullet and insist that God is the efficacious cause of every event, but then go on to try to argue that a person’s action on some occasion can be evil, whereas God’s causing the person to perform that action can be good.

Perhaps the fideist is right in claiming that it is impossible to begin without commitments; perhaps it is not even desirable. But it is a mistake to claim that commitments, even fundamental ones, are impervious to criticism and modification. Perhaps the neutralist is right in urging us to strive to rationally evaluate our commitments, to reflect on them critically and honestly in the light of evidence and argument. But it is a mistake to think that this process of testing can or should proceed from a totally neutral standpoint, the standpoint of a person without any convictions.

Consider the following: (1) The closest, as-yet-undiscovered planet is orbited by two moons. (2) Therefore, the closest, as-yet-undiscovered planet is orbited by more than one moon. Obviously, the argument is valid. And the premise might happen to be true. If it is true, then by definition the argument is sound (valid with true premises). Nevertheless, no one should find this argument convincing in the least, for the obvious reason that no one is in a position to know the first premise to be true.

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