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If God exists, where can we find adequate evidence for God’s existence? In this book, Paul Moser offers a new perspective on the evidence for God that centers on a morally robust version of theism that is cognitively resilient. The resulting evidence for God is not speculative, abstract, or casual. Rather, it is morally and existentially challenging to humans, as they themselves responsively and willingly become evidence of God’s reality in receiving and reflecting God’s moral character for others. Moser calls this “personifying evidence of God,” because it requires the evidence to be personified in an intentional agent – such as a human – and thereby to be inherent evidence of an intentional agent. Contrasting this approach with skepticism, scientific naturalism, fideism, and natural theology, Moser also grapples with the potential problems of divine hiddenness, religious diversity, and vast evil.Read more
- Answers in a novel manner the following perennial question in philosophy, theology, and religious studies: If God exists, where can we find adequate evidence for God's existence?
- Offers its new account of evidence for God's existence in contrast with skepticism, scientific naturalism, fideism, and natural theology
- Offers responses to the potential problems for theism found in divine hiddenness, religious diversity, and vast evil
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"There is much in this readable and pointed book that will interest and challenge both philosophers and theologians, and the epistemological reorientation Moser develops has the potential to significantly alter debates in current philosophy of religion, and for the better. --Review of MetaphysicsSee more reviews
"This is a powerful and highly thought-provoking book, always meticulously argued, but also written with the kind of overt emotional commitment that is rare in contemporary philosophy of religion, particularly that dealing with epistemological questions." --TLS
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- Date Published: November 2009
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521736282
- length: 292 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
- weight: 0.43kg
- availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
Table of Contents
1. Nontheistic naturalism
2. Fideism and faith
3. Natural theology and God
4. Personifying evidence of God
5. Diversity, evil, and defeat.