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 reply to Renusch, Plantinga says more to clarify his views on epistemic peerhood than one finds in his other writings.

Plantinga then turns to the question and examines the idea of justification. In the book he explains:. He concludes that Plantinga has fundamentally misunderstood Calvin’s view of the role of the sensus divinitatis in coming to a knowledge of God. Plantinga presents a probabilistic argument for Christian belief relying no the fact of Christ’s resurrectionbut ultimately rejects this argument, concluding that he does not know a good argument for Christian belief and that such things must be known through faith.

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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: He ends by noting that Christian belief also appears to be true. Plantinga begins by showing that the objection of Kant fails because of certain problems in the so-called antinomies that he presents. Wiertz seems to think that in Plantinga’s response to Great Pumpkin objections and treatment of defeaters he could avoid being wwarranted by providing reasons to commend theism that all parties would accept.


Don’t have a Kindle? Overall, I highly recommend the book. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. 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.

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Reflections on Alvin Plantinga’s Interpretation of Calvin”. He explores the idea that theism is rationally acceptable only if there are good arguments for it.

But, the only dependence here is on the favorable statistical probability that noetic facilities are aimed at truth. Plantinga considers both the logical question does evil contradict the existence of God and evidential arguments, but he finds all of these to be problematic. Sealed Upon Our Hearts.


Renusch gives a helpful canvassing of positions on epistemic disagreement and peerhood. The discussion of Marx revolves around the idea that Christian belief results from an unjust society and is the “opiate of the people”.

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Not much, if any. Finally, Plantinga concludes that such objections to Christian belief do not provide defeaters and that there is good reason to believe that Christian belief has warrant. The philosopher of religion, Alvin Plantinga, in his book Warranted Christian Belief advances a detailed account of the rationality of religious, and especially Christian, theistic belief. Warranted Christian Belief Alvin Plantinga The third volume in Alvin Plantinga’s trilogy Tackles 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.


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.

Plantinga also shows that the de jure question is not independent of the de facto question. Added to PP index Total downloads 62, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 5of 2, How can I increase my downloads? WCB’s significance, however, lays it its rigorous examination and counter to the various de jure arguments against Christianity. If so, he is preaching to the choir. Plantinga considers various ways in which knowledge of God may be possible, and his discussion here is heavily indebted to William Alston.

As with Wiertz, Plantinga is forced to retrace once more the fundamentals of his work and in this case even basic points from “Advice to Christian Philosophers” about what kinds of projects are worth pursuing and which kind is found in WCB.

This is a rehashing of secularity.

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In particular, he shows that sin has noetic effects in that it may cause the sensus divinitatis to malfunction.