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Faith Rationality: Reason Belief in God [PDF / EPUB] Faith Rationality: Reason Belief in God Faith and Rationality investigates the rich implications of what the contributors call Calvinistic or Reformed epistemology This is the view of knowledge enunciated by Calvin further developed by Bar Faith and Rationality investigates the rich implications of Reason Belief eBook ✓ what the contributors call Calvinistic or Reformed epistemology This is the view of Faith Rationality: PDF or knowledge enunciated by Calvin further developed by Barth that sees belief in God as its own foundation; in the contributors' terms Rationality: Reason Belief ePUB ´ it is properly basic in itself  .

  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Faith Rationality: Reason Belief in God
  • Alvin Plantinga
  • English
  • 21 January 2016
  • 9780268009656

About the Author: Alvin Plantinga

He is an American analytic philosopher the Reason Belief eBook ✓ John A O'Brien Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame Faith Rationality: PDF or and the inaugural holder of the Jellema Chair in Philosophy at Calvin CollegePlantinga is widely known for his work in philosophy Rationality: Reason Belief ePUB ´ of religion epistemology metaphysics and Christian apologeticsHe has delivered the Gifford Lectures three times and was described by TIME mag.



7 thoughts on “Faith Rationality: Reason Belief in God

  1. says:

    The contributors in this volume argue that given the inadeuacies in epistemic evidentialism and classic foundationalism the believer is warranted and rational in believing that God exists apart from evidence I will summarize the key arguments point out tensions and weaknesses and conclude with some commentsWolterstorff's essaysNW argues that foundationalism and evidentialism particularly in the stronger Cliffordian case cannot present a challenge to theism because said evidentialism is self referentially incoherent it's claim fails to live up to its own standards NW's longer essay surveys the various options He sometimes gets lost or the reader does in the many nuances but there are some gems from Thomas ReidPlantingaAP gives his legendary essay on reason and belief in God It's a fantastic essay but in many ways the reader is urged to skip it and go to AP's larger trilogy on the flip side reading this essay serves as a nice intro to the larger trilogy The essay's strength is in rebutting claims on how a Christian knows or can't know a certain thing I am also glad he dealt with The Great Pumpkin Objection I think his response gives the Reformed Epistemologian breathing room but I am not sure it makes the objection go awayMavrodes Alston HolwerdaMavrodes gave several short stories on religious belief They were better than I expected His essay Turning while fascinating as a story goes is otherwise incoherent Alston introduces what will be his later project on sense perception and religious belief I will say no Holwerda responds to Wolfhart Pannenberg I think he does a great job showing WP's criticism of dialectical theology and gives some good problems to WP but I would hesitate to recommend this essay because it came out before WP's publication of his systematic theology which Holwerda himself acknowledgesMarsdenGeorge Marsden gives an amazing essay on American Religious Epistemology in history He shows how Thomas Reid was received by 19th century theologians The theologians interpreted Reid along empirical and inductive lines which may or may not be what Reid himself intended This proved disastrous when it met Darwinism and probably paved the way for Old Evangelicalism's demiseReflectionsMost of these contributors have since fine tuned their arguments The book itself cannot serve as a template Further I think the authors do a good job in showing Christian belief is warranted but not that it is correct And while Plantinga is correct that creating worldviews on the spot is a difficult endeavor ala the Great Pumpkin he didn't say it was impossibleStill a classic work in its own right

  2. says:

    Worth it for Plantinga and Wolterstorff's opening two essays alone Though Plantinga's is probably famous as it eventually grew into a book Wolterstorff's is to my mind an all time best If what you're looking for is a nonfoundationalist treatment of the rationality of belief in God's existence—and who isn't?—you're in the right place

  3. says:

    Reading only the first chapter on two colleagues' recommendationPlantinga's Auinas is not Maritain's Auinas That's enough of a conclusion for me at this point

  4. says:

    While I will be the first to admit of the many syllogisms and arguments that were above my comprehension I will not allow that to be an excuse for the whole of it First off to me a mark of incredible intelligence is the ability to break down difficult things to climb to the mountains peak and have the ability to climb back down to the village illuminating what heshe had just witnessed knowing the villagers lack the knowledge of what heshe has seen heshe is left with the task of understanding it enough to reveal it to his villagers using examples of things they do know If this was not his intent I concede but if it was he failedI thought the rest of which I did comprehend consisted of poor arguments which could be broken down to purely semantical issues He does tackle the foundationalist's argument uite well but that being removed he is simply left with subpar argumentsuotesClearly I am not foolish or irrational in believing something on the authority of my favorite mathematician even if I cannot work it out for myself The uestion is not whether it is foolish to believe something on God's authority but whether it is foolish to believe that God has in fact proposed a given item for my belief Obviously if he has then I should believe it; but what is my reason or motive for supposing that in fact it is God who has proposedNevertheless it would be irrational to take as basic the denial of a proposition that seems self evident to you

  5. says:

    Great so far

  6. says:

    Read the first chapter and will probably go onto the rest someday

  7. says:

    Easily some of the best contemporary Christian philosophers A phenomenal work

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