In his work, alvin plantinga distinguishes between de jure and de facto objections to christian belief de facto objections are aimed at the existence of god they aim to show that christianity is false. I keep hearing that notre dame philosopher and theologian alvin plantinga is a really smart guy, capable of powerfully subtle arguments about theism and christianity. Alvin plantinga, warranted christian belief new york: oxford university press, 2000 new york: oxford university press, 2000 a lengthy defense of specifically christian belief that criticizes hick’s notion of the ineffable real and responds to his pluralistic critique of exclusive christian belief. Later book, “warranted christian belief,” and also received important emendations in a later compilation of essays, “naturalism defeated” it is the purpose of this.
In today’s post, the atheist john l mackie and dr alvin plantinga will battle with words plantinga spends a lot of time quoting mackie in warranted christian belief, particularly because mackie is not an evidentialist, but an evidentialist objector---that is, he believes christian belief must have tangible evidence of its truth claimsbut, rather negatively, deems christian belief . When an alvin plantinga or a william lane craig nevertheless insist that their christian experience and claim is the correct one, while rejecting the similar claims of their ‘intellectual (and spiritual) peers’ and ignoring this defeater, it would seem to constitute what gary gutting has termed (in religious belief and religious skepticism) ‘epistemological egoism’. Plantinga endeavors to show this by developing a model or theory of warranted christian belief, that is to say, an account of how it is that we know the truth of various christian truth claims. In his warranted christian belief, alvin plantinga launches a forceful attack on apophaticism, the view that god is in some sense or other beyond description this paper explores his attack before searching for a plantinga -proof formulation of apophaticism.
M frame, cornelius van til: an analysis of his thought if knowledge then god james anderson 2 3 alvin plantinga, warranted christian belief . Contemporary epistemology of religion may conveniently be and philosophical analysis, s warranted christian belief by alvin plantinga . Original research fundamentalism on stilts: a response to alvin plantinga’s reformed epistemology author: jaco w gericke1 abstract during the greater part of the 20th century, biblical scholarship and the philosophy of religion affiliation: were not considered to have much in common. Historical criticism and the bible as the christian philosopher alvin plantinga warrant: the current debate (oxford, 1993), and warranted christian belief .
Hick is the named pluralist theologian in the ocr religious studies a2 course you need to know his teachings about religion and religious experience and 'the real' you must understand his use of kant and be able to explain how he reinterprets christianity by demythologising biblical teachings and re-evaluating the concept of the divinity of christ. Plantinga’s big thesis is not to defend the truth of christian belief based on the book, he seems skeptical that this can be done in an evidential way (although other sources seem to suggest he’s changed his position a little on that). De facto and de jure: objections to christianity (dr alvin plantinga, warranted christian belief new york & oxford: oxford university press, 2000 . Ravi zacharias presents these 2 short videos (approx 20 minutes each) through his ministry rfzim: alvin plantinga is john a o’brien professor of philosophy university of notre dame and author of (among other books) ‘warranted christian belief’. Note that plantinga takes his own theory of knowledge to be an instance of “naturalistic epistemology” 3 alvin plantinga, warranted christian belief (oxford: oxford university press, 2000), p 240.
What's wrong with plantinga's proper functionalism his analysis of warranted christian belief can't of alvin plantinga’s warranted christian . Jonathan edwards and emotional knowledge of god alvin plantinga’s warranted christian belief warranted christian belief, 299 john e smith, . In this volume, plantinga's warrant theory is the basis for his theological end: providing a philosophical basis for christian belief, an argument for why christian theistic belief can enjoy warrant in the book, he develops two models for such beliefs, the a/c ( aquinas / calvin ) model, and the extended a/c model.
Alvin plantinga and christian apologetics38 he held that the logos is understood in relation to all of reality has traditionally explicit christianity is the full realization of god's grace help to fortify his concern about belief producing mechanisms)p 612 referring to plantinga's essay in defense of exclusivism but christianity is . An important contribution to both philosophy of religion and christian apologetics, defending alvin plantinga's central principle in warranted christian belief, arguing for christian exclusivism rather than religious plurality. Pragmatism and moral critique of religion 37–60 alvin plantinga, warranted christian belief analysis of the ethics and psychology of belief, we can see .
About two years ago in the month of june, i was on a road-trip with my dad and a few of our friends on the way to and from our destination, i was finishing off alvin plantinga’s book, warranted christian belief, and came across an interesting statement that plantinga makes in his book. Plantinga, alvin warranted christian belief an analysis of plantinga’s critique of evidentialism a response to reformed epistemology from various . We walk through the development of plantinga’s attempt to show that christian belief is rational and warranted, focusing especially on the failure of his latest attempts, which culminated in the 2000 book warranted christian belief. I'm going to use a definition given by a christian philosopher, alvin plantinga, that knowledge is warranted true belief  that is, knowledge is a form of true belief - something we hold to be true that in fact is true.