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Warranted Christian Belief - Alvin Plantinga

Warranted Christian Belief

Paperback Published: 27th January 2000
ISBN: 9780195131932
Number Of Pages: 528

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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.

"Warranted Christian Belief belongs on every Christian scholar's shelf"--SCJ 5 "[A] fine book; it has more virtues than a brief review can enumerate ... WCB adroitly extends Plantinga's project of developing a distinctly Christian philosophy, and in particular an epistemology of Christian belief."--Trinity Journal "Warranted Christian Belief belongs on every Christian scholar's shelf"--SCJ 5 "In the 1980s, Time magazine christened Plantinga one of the world's 'leading philosophers of God.' With the publication of Warranted Christian Belief, Plantinga has put any lingering doubt to rest. It is a magisterial work.... Plantinga has an eminently winsome writing style--down-to-business but also witty and at times playfully sarcastic....Warranted Christian Belief is a tour de force....For the newcomer, 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 "Highly recommended for any library supporting philosophy or theology."--Choice "[A] fine book; it has more virtues than a brief review can enumerate ... WCB adroitly extends Plantinga's project of developing a distinctly Christian philosophy, and in particular an epistemology of Christian belief." --Trinity Journal

Preface Part I Is There a Question? 1 Kant 2 Kaufman and Hick Part II What Is the Question? 3 Justification and the Classical Picture 4 Rationality 5 Warrant and the Freud-and-Marx Complaint Part III Warranted Christian Belief 6 Warranted Belief in God 7 Sin and Its Cognitive Consequences 8 The Extended Aquinas/Calvin Model: Revealed to Our Minds 9 The Testimonial Model: Sealed Upon Our Hearts 10 Objections Part IV Defeaters? 11 Defeaters and Defeat 12 Two (Or More) Kinds of Scripture Scholarship 13 Postmodernism and Pluralism 14 Suffering and Evil Index

ISBN: 9780195131932
ISBN-10: 0195131932
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 27th January 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.73