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Trust, Silence, and Liturgical Acts

Kevin Timpe

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Undermining our trust in God is one of the purported unacceptable consequences of the truth of skeptical theism. This chapter argues that a motivation for adopting skeptical theism can be seen as a ... More


Agnosticism, Skeptical Theism, and Moral Obligation

Stephen Maitzen

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Skeptical theism combines theism with skepticism about one’s capacity to discern God’s morally sufficient reasons for permitting evil. Proponents have claimed that skeptical theism defeats the ... More


Phenomenal Conservatism and Skeptical Theism

Jonathan D. Matheson

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Recently there has been a good deal of interest in the relationship between common-sense epistemology and skeptical theism. Much of the debate has focused on phenomenal conservatism and any tension ... More


On the Epistemological Framework for Skeptical Theism

John M. DePoe

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Most contemporary versions of skeptical theism are motivated solely by the idea that the human cognitive situation is such that individuals are unable to distinguish whether or not their judgment ... More


Minimal Skeptical Theism

Todd R. Long

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Utilizing an argument from human knowledge of our cognitive limitations relative to the cognitive power of a perfect creator, this chapter, first, argues that minimal skeptical theism is strong ... More


Skeptical Theism and Undercutting Defeat

M. J. Almeida

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers William Rowe’s (later) direct and (earlier) indirect evidential arguments from evil. Specifically, it shows that the direct argument offers no improvement over the indirect ... More


Human Sacrifice and Two Imaginative Worlds, Aztec and Christian: Finding God in Evil

David Brown

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the human sacrifices of the Aztecs from a Christian theological point of view. The question then is what such cultural practice can tell us about the relationship between God’s ... More


The Problem of Evil, Freedom, and Moral Responsibility

David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls

in God and Cosmos: Moral Truth and Human Meaning

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199931194
eISBN:
9780190464165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931194.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter, contends that the problem of evil is more distinctly a problem on theistic assumptions, for there really is a gap between the way the world is and the way it ought to be. The problem is ... More


“God Saw That It Was Good”: The Creation of the World in the Hebrew Bible

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the relationship between God and the good in the creation account of the Hebrew Bible. In particular, it highlights several different ways in which the term “good” is used in ... More


Change and the Good: Chinese Perspectives

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the relationship between change and the good from the perspective of Chinese thought. Chinese culture is somewhat unique in that it not only recognizes but fully accepts change ... More


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