The evidence for God : religious knowledge reexamined / Paul K. Moser.

By: Moser, Paul K, 1957-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010Description: x, 280 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 9780521736282; 0521736285; 0521516560; 9780521516563Subject(s): God -- Proof | God (Christianity) | Knowledge, Theory of (Religion)LOC classification: BT103 | .M67 2010Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
Contents:
Introduction: 1. A wilderness parable; 2. Beyond taste; 3. The title "God"; 4. Bias in Inquiry; 5. Divine Evidence; 6. Overview -- 1. Nontheistic naturalism: 1. Science and purpose; 2. Purposive explanation; 3. Ontological naturalism; 4. Methodological naturalism; 5. A dilemma for scientism; 6. Theism beyond scientism -- 2. Fideism and faith: 1. Faith; 2. Philosophy and faith; 3. Christian faith; 4. Faith in action; 5. Whither fideism?; 6. Argument-Indifferent fideism -- 3. Natural theology and God: 1. a living God; 2. Whither natural theolody?; 3. Natural theology after Darwin; 4. From call to kerygma; 5. Valuing theistic belief; 6. Summary argument -- 4. Personifying evidence of God: 1. Skeptical doubts; 2. Inquirers under scrutiny; 3. From scrutiny to rescue; 4. Arguing for God; 5. Volitional and Filial Knowledge; 6. Good news gift as power; 5. Diversity, evil, and defeat: 1. Religious diversity and logical exclusion; 2. Redemptive exclusivism; 3. Exclusivism toward God; 4. Inclusive Christian Exclusivism; 5. Evil as defeater; 6. Conclusion.
Summary: Paul Moser offers a new perspective on the evidence for God that centers on a morally robust version of theism that is cognitively resilient. The resulting evidence for God is not speculative, abstract, or casual. Rather, it is morally and existentially challenging to humans, as they themselves responsively and willingly become evidence of God's reality in receiving and reflecting God's moral character for others. --from publisher description
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-273) and index.

Introduction: 1. A wilderness parable; 2. Beyond taste; 3. The title "God"; 4. Bias in Inquiry; 5. Divine Evidence; 6. Overview -- 1. Nontheistic naturalism: 1. Science and purpose; 2. Purposive explanation; 3. Ontological naturalism; 4. Methodological naturalism; 5. A dilemma for scientism; 6. Theism beyond scientism -- 2. Fideism and faith: 1. Faith; 2. Philosophy and faith; 3. Christian faith; 4. Faith in action; 5. Whither fideism?; 6. Argument-Indifferent fideism -- 3. Natural theology and God: 1. a living God; 2. Whither natural theolody?; 3. Natural theology after Darwin; 4. From call to kerygma; 5. Valuing theistic belief; 6. Summary argument -- 4. Personifying evidence of God: 1. Skeptical doubts; 2. Inquirers under scrutiny; 3. From scrutiny to rescue; 4. Arguing for God; 5. Volitional and Filial Knowledge; 6. Good news gift as power; 5. Diversity, evil, and defeat: 1. Religious diversity and logical exclusion; 2. Redemptive exclusivism; 3. Exclusivism toward God; 4. Inclusive Christian Exclusivism; 5. Evil as defeater; 6. Conclusion.

Paul Moser offers a new perspective on the evidence for God that centers on a morally robust version of theism that is cognitively resilient. The resulting evidence for God is not speculative, abstract, or casual. Rather, it is morally and existentially challenging to humans, as they themselves responsively and willingly become evidence of God's reality in receiving and reflecting God's moral character for others. --from publisher description

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