Uncertain Belief: Is It Rational to Be a Christian? / Edition 1

Uncertain Belief: Is It Rational to Be a Christian? / Edition 1

by David J. Bartholomew
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198270143

ISBN-13: 9780198270140

Pub. Date: 07/13/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The certainties which underpinned Christian belief have crumbled in a world where science sets the standard of what is true. A rational case for belief must therefore be constructed out of uncertainties. Probability theory provides the tools for measuring and combining uncertainties and is thus the key to progress. This book examines four much debated topics where the…  See more details below

Overview

The certainties which underpinned Christian belief have crumbled in a world where science sets the standard of what is true. A rational case for belief must therefore be constructed out of uncertainties. Probability theory provides the tools for measuring and combining uncertainties and is thus the key to progress. This book examines four much debated topics where the logic of uncertain reference can be brought to bear.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198270140
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/13/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I
1.Certainty and Uncertainty3
2.The Logic of Uncertainty24
3.The Credibility Barrier50
Part II
4.Miracles79
5.The Paranormal115
6.Is God's Existence Probable?148
7.The Bible189
Part III
8.Belief and Behaviour225
9.Aim and Achievement248
References270
Index277

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