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Is There a God?

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780198235446
eISBN:
9780191705618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235446.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book is a short and non-technical presentation of the cumulative argument for the existence of God. An explanatory hypothesis is probable insofar as it leads us to expect many otherwise ... More


A Cumulative Case

Caroline Franks Davis

in The Evidential Force of Religious Experience

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250012
eISBN:
9780191681233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250012.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Richard Swinburne provides one of the most recent attempts to use religious experiences as evidence for theism. In The Existence of God, Swinburne argues not only that it is rational to maintain a ... More


HOW THE EXISTENCE OF GOD EXPLAINS MIRACLES AND RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

Richard Swinburne

in Is There a God?

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780198235446
eISBN:
9780191705618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235446.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

God has reason occasionally to set aside the operation of the laws of nature and to bring about a miracle — in answer to prayer, or to reveal some truth; and there can be enough historical evidence ... More


Theistic Proofs, Person Relativity, and the Rationality of Religious Belief

William J. Wainwright

in Evidence and Religious Belief

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603718
eISBN:
9780191729287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603718.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter defends the use of theistic proofs in a wide variety of religiously significant contexts; argues that classical proofs such as the ontological or cosmological arguments for God’s ... More


Religious Skepticism and Higher-Order Evidence

Nathan L. King

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion: Volume 7

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757702
eISBN:
9780191818448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757702.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines two arguments for religious skepticism. Both arguments support skepticism by appeal to higher-order evidence—that is, evidence about our evidence and our capacities for ... More


The Argument from (A) to (Y): The Argument from So Many Arguments

Ted Poston

in Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God: The Plantinga Project

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190842215
eISBN:
9780190874445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842215.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter provides a Bayesian model of strength of evidence in cases in which there are multiple items of independent evidence. The author uses this Bayesian model to evaluate the strength of ... More


The Divine Trinity

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume III: Systematic Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198786528
eISBN:
9780191828805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786528.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

The Christian vision of God is that God is three Persons in one Substance. This vision went beyond Scripture in order to do justice to Jewish monotheism, encounters with Jesus as an agent of divine ... More


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