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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly James Clark
ISBN: 080280456X 9780802804563
OCLC Number: 21044063
Description: ix, 158 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1: The way of argument --
One: proving God's existence: problems and prospects --
The cosmological argument --
The argument from design --
God and probability --
The nature of proof --
Evangelical apologetics --
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 --
pt. 2: The way of reason --
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 --
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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