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Return to reason : a critique of Enlightenment evidentialism, and a defense of reason and belief in God

Author: Kelly James Clark
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans, ©1990.
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Clark provides a penetrating critique of the Enlightenment assumption of evidentialism--that belief in God requires the support of evidence or arguments to be rational. His assertion is that this  Read more...

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Named Person: Alvin Plantinga; Thomas Reid; Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin; Alvin Plantinga; Thomas Reid
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly James Clark
ISBN: 080280456X 9780802804563
OCLC Number: 21044063
Description: ix, 158 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: [Part One] Proving God's existence : problems and prospects. The cosmological argument ; The argument from design ; God and probability ; The nature of proof ; Evangelical apologetics --
[Part Two] God and evil. Evil and design ; The problem stated ; Theodicy or defense? ; Plantinga's free will defense ; Too much evil? ; Job's warning ; The existential problem of evil --
[Part Three] The irrelevance of evidentialism : God--hypothesis or person? W. K. Clifford : the ethics of belief ; William James : the will to believe ; C. S. Lewis : on obstinacy in belief ; Alvin Plantinga : God and other minds --
[Part Four] Return to reason : the irrationality of evidentialism. The structure of believings ; Faith and foundationalism ; Foundationalism founders ; Belief in God as properly basic ; Reid and rationality ; A defense of belief in God as properly basic ; Fideism? ; Conclusion : the rationality of my grandmother.
Responsibility: Kelly James Clark.

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