PDF | Book reviewed in this article: Alvin Plantinga, Warranted Christian Belief. the extended A/C model shows how full‐blooded Christian belief (not just theistic belief) can have warrant. After dealing with objections to the A/C model in Ch. Alvin Plantinga is well-known as one of the most important Christian philosophers of our day. Many attribute to his influence the fact that many.

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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.

Buy the selected items together This item: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Austin – – Philosophy and Cchristian 17 The thrust of Nickel’s essay seems to be to show how difficult if not impossible it is to assign mathematical probabilities to phenomena in the fields of philosophy and theology and to discourage attempts by philosophers of religion to develop arguments that appeal to them.


The only argument that appears to carry any weight in this respect is a brute appeal to emotion. Part 4 defends against objections and defeaters, such as wwrranted pluralism, the problem of evil, and an especially interesting section on historical criticism. Joel Pust – – Analysis 60 1: Traditionally, the philosophy of religion has dealt with two broad arguments against religious belief; the evidentiary argument de facto and the rational argument de jure. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.


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After all, in his earlier work he defended the proper basicality of belief in God by means of a parity argument belief in God is like belief in other minds or memory beliefs. Share your thoughts with other customers. An objection that is commonly made to Christian belief is that there is no question at chfistian that is that the certain attributes of God make Christian belief impossible.

Plantinga shows how all of these forms of historical criticism fail to provide a defeater because they disregard the sensus divinitatis.

Warranted Christian Belief – Paperback – Alvin Plantinga – Oxford University Press

For those who claim that Christian belief is irrational or lacks warrant given our current knowledge, these arguments presented here are sure to challenge them. In the case of naturalism, Plantinga provides a powerful probabilistic argument showing that given naturalism and evolution it is unlikely that sense perception will be reliable. The question is then concerned as to exactly what is the question of Christian belief. He clarifies that epistemic peerhood must always be judged with respect to domains relevant to the particular belief in question.

Even beief important than that, though, is his defense of Christian belief.

Summary of Alvin Plantinga’s Warranted Christian Belief Published –

God, Freedom, and Evil. Natural Law Anver M. Plantinga then turns his attention to claims made by Gordon Kaufman and John Hick, showing the weakness of their claims and the essential worthlessness of their “theologies”.

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Platinga also considers arguments making use of postmodernism and pluralism. WCB adroitly extends Plantinga’s project of developing a distinctly Christian philosophy, and in particular an epistemology of Christian belief. Plantinga also emphasizes the role of Scripture in the attainment of faith. Nickel notes with concern that Plantinga’s view of warrant depends on probability. Plantinga next considers the testimonial model as well as various objections presented to his model. These interpreters are often disappointed to find that WCB does not advance this kind of argument to show that Christian belief has warrant and is true.


On the latter point, the author’s digression into the views of Jonathon Edwards while well handled beloef little from my perspective except to make a dense tome even more daunting others may find more value in this aspect. You Warranteed Believe That Because…. One certainly hopes that along with the German translation of WCB the discussions begun in this volume will continue constructively for new and old audiences alike.

He suggests this criticism arises out of an idea called foundationalism. Search my Subject Specializations: In so doing Wiertz perpetuates rather than combats a common misunderstanding of WCB. He explores the question, is Christian belief intellectually acceptable?

Plantinga must then argue that Christian beliefs are aimed at truth and that Christians are not cognitively dysfunctional. In particular, Plantinga makes the point that Christian belief is not like a scientific hypothesis which is the claim of many atheists including the late John Mackie. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Set up a giveaway. First, he asks whether in principle it is possible to have knowledge of God.

It seems unreasonable to place on such a God alviin inability to make himself felt in some way.