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The Problem of Evil: The Gifford Lectures delivered in the University of St Andrews in 2003

Peter van Inwagen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199245604
eISBN:
9780191715310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245604.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book contains in eight chapters the revised text of eight Gifford lectures, which were delivered at the University of St Andrews in 2003. The problem of evil may be formulated as a question ... More


Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity

Robert McKim

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128352
eISBN:
9780199834488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128354.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The religious ambiguity of the world has many aspects, one of which is the hiddenness of God. Theists have proposed a number of explanations of God's hiddenness. Some putative explanations contend ... More


Pragmatic Arguments and Belief in God

Jeff Jordan

in Pascal's Wager: Pragmatic Arguments and Belief in God

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199291328
eISBN:
9780191710698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291328.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

One might argue that the absence of strong evidence in support of theism is itself strong evidence in support of atheism. This is what is known as the argument from Divine Hiddenness. A Pascalian has ... More


The Problem of Evil

Richard Swinburne

in The Existence of God

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271672
eISBN:
9780191709357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271672.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

It is a good thing that humans should have the opportunity to choose freely between good and evil; and so it is also good that there should be natural evil — to give us the knowledge of how to bring ... More


The Hiddenness of God

Peter van Inwagen

in The Problem of Evil: The Gifford Lectures delivered in the University of St Andrews in 2003

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199245604
eISBN:
9780191715310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245604.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The problem of evil can sometimes seem to be a special case of a more general problem, the seeming absence of God from the world, the conviction that some people sometimes feel that, if there is a ... More


The Hidden Treasure and the Pearl of Great Price

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 7 is devoted to two twin parables and argues that they convey the same message by means of two distinct images. The use of universal human concepts allows us to identify this message and to ... More


The Leaven and the Mustard Seed

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Explicates the message of another pair of parables, focusing in particular on the word holon, “all,” in the parable of the Leaven (“till it was all leavened”). The chapter argues that the parable ... More


The Hiddenness of God: Introduction

Robert McKim

in Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128352
eISBN:
9780199834488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128354.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

There are many reasons to believe that, if God exists, God is in large measure hidden from us. The hiddenness of God is one aspect of the religious ambiguity of the world. Since the world is ... More


Disinterested Righteousness: Questioning the Problem

James L. Crenshaw

in Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195140026
eISBN:
9780199835607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140028.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Given divine hiddenness, every depiction of God is a literary construct, and when reified, becomes a source of consternation to religious people. The book of Job dramatizes both the negative ... More


Knowing God's Will

David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls

in Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751808
eISBN:
9780199894840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751808.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter answers various epistemic challenges to divine command theory, and extends the moral argument by offering a few epistemic variants of it; in the process it also stresses that divine ... More


God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Herman Philipse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a critical examination of the philosophical strategies for defending religious belief. The main strategies may be presented as conforming to the end nodes of a decision tree for a ... More


Other Inductive Arguments

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Six C-inductive arguments for and against the existence of God are critically discussed in this chapter: the Argument from Consciousness, the Argument from Moral Truth, the Argument from Moral ... More


Hiddenness, Evidence, and Idolatry

E. J. Coffman and Cervantez Jeff

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/9780199603718.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

In important recent work in religious epistemology, Paul Moser develops a multifaceted reply to a prominent attack on belief in God—the so called Hiddenness Argument. This chapter raises a number of ... More


The Hiddenness Argument: Philosophy's New Challenge to Belief in God

J. L. Schellenberg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198733089
eISBN:
9780191797507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733089.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The hiddenness argument is an argument for atheism that has come to prominence in philosophy over the past two decades. This book offers a short and vigorous statement of the argument by its creator. ... More


The Hiddenness of God

Michael C. Rea

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198826019
eISBN:
9780191865015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826019.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book is about the hiddenness of God, and the problems it raises for belief and trust in God. Talk of divine hiddenness evokes a variety of phenomena—the relative paucity and ambiguity of the ... More


Transcending Place and Time: A Response to David Brown on Enchantment, Epistemology, and Experience

Charles Taliaferro

in Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture: Responses to the Work of David Brown

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646821
eISBN:
9780191744853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646821.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

After an overview of some of the main themes of God and Enchantment of Place, this chapter defends the continuing importance of contemporary analytic philosophy of religion. Brown criticizes the ... More


Did Heidegger Ever Finish Being and Time?

Thomas Sheehan

in Division III of Heidegger's Being and Time: The Unanswered Question of Being

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029681
eISBN:
9780262330008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029681.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

It is clear that Heidegger did finish “being and time” – not the book by that name but the project he set for himself in 1926 – once we realize that “time” was only a preliminary name for the ... More


A Theology of Transformation: Act and Theology

Oliver Davies

in Theology of Transformation: Faith, Freedom, and the Christian Act

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685950
eISBN:
9780191765872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685950.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter sets out a transformational hermeneutic in theology, focusing upon revelation as the presence in hiddenness of God in the creation and his manifestation through transformational power. ... More


The Process of Learning and the Rejection of Wisdom

Paul S. Fiddes

in Seeing the World and Knowing God: Hebrew Wisdom and Christian Doctrine in a Late-Modern Context

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199644100
eISBN:
9780191760211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644100.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins with late-modern approaches to pedagogy, in particular with Foucault's concerns to form a person who can cope with the dominating power-games of education, and whose care of self ... More


A Picture Held Us Captive

Nicola Hoggard Creegan

in Animal Suffering and the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931842
eISBN:
9780199345762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931842.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that we must be converted from a picture of ourselves and of the evolutionary process that is almost necessarily mechanical, lifeless, and thereby atheistic. This picture has, in ... More


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