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  • Page extent: 256 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.362 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 212/.6
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: BL51 .D546 2002
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Religion--Philosophy
    • Hidden God
    • Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616--Dramatic production
    • Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616--Criticism, Textual

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521006101 | ISBN-10: 0521006104)

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In this new collection of essays, a distinguished group of philosophers of religion explore the question of divine hiddenness in considerable detail. The issue is approached from several perspectives including Jewish, Christian, atheist, and agnostic. There is coverage of the historical treatment of divine hiddenness as found in the work of Maimonides, St. John of the Cross, Jonathan Edwards, Kierkegaard, and various Biblical writers. A substantial introduction clarifies the main problems of and leading solutions to divine hiddenness.


List of contributors; Introduction. The hiddenness of God Daniel Howard-Snyder and Paul K. Moser; 1. What is the problem of the hiddenness of God? Peter van Inwagen; 2. What the hiddenness of God reveals: a collaborative discussion J. L. Schellenberg; 3. Deus absconditus Michael J. Murray; 4. St. John of the Cross and the necessity of divine hiddenness Laura L. Garcia; 5. Jonathan Edwards and the hiddenness of God William J. Wainwright; 6. Cognitive idolatry and divine hiding Paul K. Moser; 7. Divine hiddenness: what is the problem? Jonathan L. Kvanvig; 8. A Kierkegaardian view of divine hiddenness M. Jamie Ferreira; 9. The hiddenness of God: a puzzle or a real problem? Jacob Joshua Ross; 10. Seeking but not believing: confessions of a practicing agnostic Paul Draper; 11. The silence of the God who speaks Nicholas Wolterstorff; Bibliography; Index of names; Index of subjects.


"...[an] excellent anthology...incisive and thought-provoking...I happily commend this book to anyone who is interested in the philosophy of religion or in the religious issue of God's hiddenness." Philosophia Christi

"...a set of essays rich in insight...Taken together, these essays offer a surprisingly comprehensive treatment of the question of divine hiddenness, exposing something of the variety and complexity in the subject and making it accessible to reflection." Theology Today

"This volume offers a representative selection of views on divine hiddenness. It contains valuable discussion of both classical and contemporary treatments of the problem, and would be suitable reading for a mid- or upper-level course on this topic." Philosophy in Review

"This is an interesting, sophisticated collection of philosophical essays on the hiddenness of God, in the specific sense that God (if such there be) has not made his existence sufficiently clear." - James Bradley, Memorial University of Newfoundland


Daniel Howard-Snyder, Paul K. Moser, Peter van Inwagen, J. L. Schellenberg, Michael J. Murray, Laura L. Garcia, William J. Wainwright, Paul K. Moser, Jonathan L. Kvanvig, M. Jamie Ferreira, Jacob Joshua Ross, Paul Draper, Nicholas Wolterstorff

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