Warranted Christian Belief

Warranted Christian Belief

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This is the third volume in Alvin Plantinga's trilogy on the notion of warrant, which he defines as that which distinguishes knowledge from true belief. In this volume, Plantinga examines warrant's role in theistic belief, tackling the questions of whether it is rational, reasonable, justifiable, and warranted to accept Christian belief and whether there is something epistemically unacceptable in doing so. He contends that Christian beliefs are warranted to the extent that they are formed by properly functioning cognitive faculties, thus, insofar as they are warranted, Christian beliefs are knowledge if they are true.show more

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  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 162.1 x 239.3 x 37.1mm | 1,034.2g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195131924
  • 9780195131925

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This is an important book, the culmination of Plantinga's three part work in epistemology ... do not be offended by that word ('C*******n') in the title ... read this book even if you foolishly insist that Christianity is not a live option * Australasian Journal of Philosophy * This is an impressive book ... Every philosopher interested in epistemology should read it and every philosopher should be interested in epistemology * Australasian Journal of Philosophy * Warranted Christian Belief is the product of decades of effort, retraced steps, refined argumentation, prolonged meditation, and conversation with other philosophers and theologians. * Books & Culture * Plantinga has an eminently winsome writing style - down-to-business but also witty and at times playfully sarcastic ... Plantinga is a contemporary analytical philosopher, but he bucks the trend, and theologians and historians of Christian thought will be impressed by the historical and theological acuity on display in this book. * Books & Culture * Warranted Christian Belief is a tour de force ... it will be a welcome summary of an important movement, and for anyone interested in debates about the rationality of religious belief, a reference book for many years to come. * Books & Culture *show more

About Alvin Plantinga

Alvin Plantinga is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.show more

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