Knowledge and Christian Belief

Author: Alvin Plantinga

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802872042

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Warranted Christian Belief

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.

Author: Alvin Plantinga

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198030249

Category: Religion

Page: 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.

An introduction to the knowledge of the Christian religion

Author: Henry Crossman

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Category: Apologetics

Page: 80

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On Christian Belief

Offering a defence of realism in the philosophy of religion, this text argues that religious belief is cognitive & open to rational discussion.

Author: Andrew Collier

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415315227

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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Offering a defence of realism in the philosophy of religion, this text argues that religious belief is cognitive & open to rational discussion.

Knowledge of God

That's the question at the heart of this volume in the Great Debates in Philosophy series, with Alvin Plantinga and Michael Tooley each addressing this fundamental question with distinctive arguments from opposing perspectives.

Author: Alvin Plantinga

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444301314

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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Is belief in God epistemically justified? That's the question at the heart of this volume in the Great Debates in Philosophy series, with Alvin Plantinga and Michael Tooley each addressing this fundamental question with distinctive arguments from opposing perspectives. The first half of the book contains each philosopher's explanation of his particular view; the second half allows them to directly respond to each other's arguments, in a lively and engaging conversation Offers the reader a one of a kind, interactive discussion Forms part of the acclaimed Great Debates in Philosophy series

The Historian and the Believer

Is it possible to be both a historian and a Christian? Van Harvey's The Historian and the Believer posed that question when it was first published.

Author: Van Austin Harvey

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252065965

Category: Religion

Page: 301

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Is it possible to be both a historian and a Christian? Van Harvey's The Historian and the Believer posed that question when it was first published. In this printing, the author has provided a new introduction in which he reflects on how he would reframe his original argument in order to bring out more fully the basic theological intention underlying his view that Christian faith cannot rest on dubious historical claims.

Faith and Knowledge

In this revision of his widely read study, John Hick has taken advantage of constructive comments on the first edition to make the book more useful.

Author: John Hick

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1606086960

Category: Philosophy

Page: 278

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In this revision of his widely read study, John Hick has taken advantage of constructive comments on the first edition to make the book more useful. New material has been added and the overall structure of the volume has been changed to strengthen it both as an introduction to the problem of religious knowledge and as an exposition of the view of faith that seems to him most adequate. There is a new chapter on the Thomist-Catholic view of faith; a new treatment of the controversial notion of eschatological verification, taking account of various published critiques of the concept; and a new section on the way in which the Christian faith-awareness of God expresses itself in a distinctive way of life.

The Grounds of Theistic and Christian Belief

of the Saracenic philosophers in comparison with the Christian culture and
philosophy which displaced them . ... The knowledge gained by inquisitive
ecclesiastics from the North in the Moorish schools of Spain communicated the
impulse out ...

Author: George Park Fisher

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Category: Apologetics

Page: 488

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Institutes of the Christian Religion

Says Dr . Harris : “ The maxim that faith precedes intelligence has no peculiar
application to religious knowledge . This , like all other knowledge , begins as
primitive , implicit , spontaneous knowledge , and is elaborated into clear ,
definite ...

Author: Emanuel Vogel Gerhart

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Category: Reformed Church

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Christian Belief and Life

... complement of her knowledge , - a knowledge which has its consummation
and crown only in lowly and adoring faith . ... Though there may be , as I have
said , certain stages of scientific research that are unfavorable to religious awe
and ...

Author: Andrew Preston Peabody

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Category: Sermons, American

Page: 326

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The Truth of the Christian Religion

But perhaps all that has now been said about the ideal of knowledge and the
realisation of it will become still clearer if we ... If , in the Christian faith , we
ascribe perfect knowledge to God the Lord , we mean by it nothing of that kind ;
we think of ...

Author: Julius Kaftan

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Category: Apologetics

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Debating Christian Religious Epistemology

Featuring a wide range of different philosophical positions, traditions and methods, this introduction: - Covers classical evidentialism, phenomenal conservatism, proper functionalism, covenantal epistemology and traditions-based ...

Author: John M. DePoe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350062723

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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What does it mean to believe in God? What passes as evidence for belief in God? What issues arise when considering the rationality of belief in God? Debating Christian Religious Epistemology introduces core questions in the philosophy of religion by bringing five competing viewpoints on the knowledge of God into critical dialogue with one another. Each chapter introduces an epistemic viewpoint, providing an overview of its main arguments and explaining why it justifies belief. The validity of that viewpoint is then explored and tested in a critical response from an expert in an opposing tradition. Featuring a wide range of different philosophical positions, traditions and methods, this introduction: - Covers classical evidentialism, phenomenal conservatism, proper functionalism, covenantal epistemology and traditions-based perspectivalism - Draws on MacIntyre's account of rationality and ideas from the Analytic and Conservatism traditions - Addresses issues in social epistemology - Considers the role of religious experience and religious texts Packed with lively debates, this is an ideal starting point for anyone interested in understanding the major positions in contemporary religious epistemology and how religious concepts and practices relate to belief and knowledge.

The True Christian Religion

No knowledge of faith ; No knowledge of charity ; No knowledge of free - will ; No
knowledge of repentance ; No knowledge of the remission of sins ; and hence No
knowledge of conversion ; No knowledge of regeneration ; No knowledge of ...

Author: Henry Butter

Publisher:

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Category: New Jerusalem Church

Page: 982

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Letters on the Grounds and Objects of Religious Knowledge

Faith indeed must have its outer objects , for it is anything but a mere sentiment ;
and having its outer objects , Christian faith acknowledges , knows , loves , trusts
, and serves God the universal Creator , and Christ the universal Lord ; and thus ...

Author: John Relly Beard

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Category: Apologetics

Page: 418

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Science and Christian Belief

An attempt to apply scientific habits of thought to the core of Christian belief, and to examine in turn the central tenets of the creeds in the light of a thoroughly modern world-view.

Author: J. C. Polkinghorne

Publisher: SPCK Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Christianity

Page: 211

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An attempt to apply scientific habits of thought to the core of Christian belief, and to examine in turn the central tenets of the creeds in the light of a thoroughly modern world-view. The result is an intellectual presentation of orthodox Christianity.

Institutes of the Christian Religion Book second chapter XII Book third

By knowledge we do not mean comprehension , such as that which we have of
things falling under human sense . For that knowledge is so much superior , that
the human mind must far surpass , and go beyond itself in order to reach it .

Author: Jean Calvin

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Category: Reformed Church

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Essays First Series on Some of the Peculiarities of the Christian Religion

... made known ( since conjecture is not knowledge ) on sufficient authority . It is
important therefore to remember , that there are two points , neither of which
should be lost sight of in the present inquiry : in what degree the belief of a future
state ...

Author: Richard Whately

Publisher:

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Category: Christianity

Page: 240

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Tokens of Trust

Engaging the classic statements of the Nicene and Apostles' Creeds, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams guides readers through the central elements of Christian faith.

Author: Rowan Williams

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 0664232132

Category: Religion

Page: 159

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Engaging the classic statements of the Nicene and Apostles' Creeds, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams guides readers through the central elements of Christian faith. What does it mean to believe in God? Can God possibly be almighty in the midst of so much evil and disaster? How am I to understand the meaning of Jesus Christ's ministry and resurrection? To what purpose is the church called? And what does it really mean to follow Christ in today's broken world? Tying the answers to all these questions together and addressing perplexities such as the possibility of miracles and how to read the Bible, Williams demonstrates that each of the basic tenets of Christian faith flows from one fundamental belief: that God is completely worthy of our trust. With vast knowledge of Christian history and theology and characteristically elegant prose, Rowan Williams is a compassionate guide through the richness and depth of Christian faith.

GENERAL HISTORY OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION AND CHURCH FROM THE GERMAN OF DR AUGUSTUS NEANDER TRANSLATED FROM THE LAST EDITION

Now , as the eye of contemplation , whereby man might come to the knowledge
of God and of divine things , no longer dwells in him , therefore faith must take its
place . " Adopting the definition of faith in the eleventh chapter of the Epistle to the
 ...

Author: JOSEPH TORREY

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Handbook of the Christian Religion for the Use of Advanced Students and the Educated Laity

We shall show in the sequel that the Christian religion is supernatural in both
these respects . 4. The science of religion surpasses all others in excellence . A
mere knowledge of religious truths and obligations , such as every Christian is ...

Author: Wilhelm Wilmers

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Page: 506

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