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, Nancy Bartholomew
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198263783

ISBN-13: 9780198263784

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Do miracles happen? Is the Bible true? What about the paranormal? Does God exist? The underpinning of belief have crumbled in a world where science sets the standard of what is true; people continue to ask these questions but there are no agreed upon answers. At the rational level, uncertainty is inevitable. Probability theory provides the tools for measuring and

Overview

Do miracles happen? Is the Bible true? What about the paranormal? Does God exist? The underpinning of belief have crumbled in a world where science sets the standard of what is true; people continue to ask these questions but there are no agreed upon answers. At the rational level, uncertainty is inevitable. Probability theory provides the tools for measuring and combining uncertainties and, thus, the key to progress. Assessing the state of the argument from a probabilistic perspective is long overdue. In Uncertain Beliefs, David J. Bartholomew examines and refutes some of the more extravagant claims, evaluates the weight of some of the quantitative evidence, and provides an answer to the fundamental question: is it rational to be a Christian?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198263784
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.87(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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