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Warranted Christian Belief / Edition 1

Warranted Christian Belief / Edition 1

by Alvin Plantinga
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This is the third volume in Alvin Plantinga's trilogy on the notion of warrant, which he defines as that which distinguishes knowledge from true belief. In this volume, Plantinga examines warrant's role in theistic belief, tackling the questions of whether it is rational, reasonable, justifiable, and warranted to accept Christian belief and whether there is something epistemically unacceptable in doing so. He contends that Christian beliefs are warranted to the extent that they are formed by properly functioning cognitive faculties, thus, insofar as they are warranted, Christian beliefs are knowledge if they are true.

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ISBN-13: 9780195131932
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/27/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 587,962
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile: 1280L (what's this?)

About the Author

Alvin Plantinga is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

Part I Is There a Question?
1 Kant
2 Kaufman and Hick
Part II What Is the Question?
3 Justification and the Classical Picture
4 Rationality
5 Warrant and the Freud-and-Marx Complaint
Part III Warranted Christian Belief
6 Warranted Belief in God
7 Sin and Its Cognitive Consequences
8 The Extended Aquinas/Calvin Model: Revealed to Our Minds
9 The Testimonial Model: Sealed Upon Our Hearts
10 Objections
Part IV Defeaters?
11 Defeaters and Defeat
12 Two (Or More) Kinds of Scripture Scholarship
13 Postmodernism and Pluralism
14 Suffering and Evil

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dr_hamlet More than 1 year ago
Alvin Plantinga, as a Christian philosopher, seeks to defend Christian theism (hereafter CT) by arguing that, if Christian belief is true, then it is also likely warranted. Plantinga argues that there are very few (if any) good de jure objections to Christian theism that do not depend on de facto objections. He argues, further, that if Christian belief is true, then something very much like the 'sensus divinitatus' (ST) exists, and ST, if it is functioning properly in a suitable environment, produces true (or mostly true) beliefs in its subjects, and that such belief is warranted under these conditions. He contends that ST is both logically and epistemically possible and plausible.