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Knowledge and Christian Belief

Paperback|Apr 2015
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Leading Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga probes into what is meant by claims that Christian belief is irrational, and argues powerfully against the claims of the 'new atheists'. He also refutes several supposed 'defeaters' of Christian belief - pluralism, science, evil...


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Leading Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga probes into what is meant by claims that Christian belief is irrational, and argues powerfully against the claims of the 'new atheists'. He also refutes several supposed 'defeaters' of Christian belief - pluralism, science, evil and suffering.

:In his widely praised Warranted Christian Belief (Oxford, 2000) Alvin Plantinga discussed in great depth and at great length the question of the rationality, or sensibility, of Christian belief. In this book Plantinga presents the same ideas in a briefer, more accessible fashion.

Recognized worldwide as a leading Christian philosopher, Plantinga probes what exactly is meant by the claim that religious -- and specifically Christian -- belief is irrational and cannot sensibly be held. He argues that the criticisms of such well-known atheists as Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens are completely wrong. Finally, Plantinga addresses several potential "defeaters" to Christian belief -- pluralism, science, evil and suffering -- and shows how they fail to successfully defeat rational Christian belief.

-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 420406
  • Product Code 9780802872043
  • ISBN 0802872042
  • EAN 9780802872043
  • Pages 144
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Apr 2015
  • Sales Rank 60971
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 9mm
  • Weight 0.198kg

Alvin C Plantinga

Alvin Plantinga (PhD., Yale) is John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame is one of the most distinguished living Christian Philosophers. His original contribution to philosophy is found in his trilogy Warranted Christian Belief, Warrant: The Current Debate, and Warrant and Proper Function (all from Oxford University Press)), his other books include The Nature of Necessity (OUP 1979), God and Other Minds (Eerdmans), The Analytic Theist (Eerdmans), and Does God have a nature?

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