PDF | Book reviewed in this article: Alvin Plantinga, Warranted Christian Belief. the extended A/C model shows how full‐blooded Christian belief (not just theistic belief) can have warrant. After dealing with objections to the A/C model in Ch. Alvin Plantinga is well-known as one of the most important Christian philosophers of our day. Many attribute to his influence the fact that many.

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Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: 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. WCB adroitly extends Plantinga’s project of developing a distinctly Christian philosophy, and in particular an epistemology of Christian belief.

Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication. Palntinga the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Plantinga presents a probabilistic argument for Christian belief relying no the fact of Christ’s resurrectionbut ultimately rejects this argument, concluding that he does not know a good argument for Christian belief and that such things must be known through faith. Reformed Epistemology in Philosophy of Religion categorize this paper.

Richard Swinburne – – Religious Studies 37 2: In Part II, I explore, first, the question of whether a viable de jure objection to Christian christiqn can be developed in terms of justification or rationality Chs. The only correction he gives is to clarify that he does consider non-inferential ‘world-view’ beliefs to be basic along with all other non-inferential beliefs.

In this book, Plantinga will consider two types of objections to Christian belief – the de facto alvib that Christian belief is false and the de jure objections that Christian belief is unwarranted. The question is then concerned as to exactly wzrranted is the question of Christian belief. Reformed Epistemology in Philosophy of Religion.


To begin with it is necessary for Plantinga to explain what he means by Christian belief. But it is full of insight that could be further applied, and I think the basic outline of his argument is forceful and persuasive.

Troelschian, Duhemian, or Spinozistic. Overall, I highly recommend the book. Read more Read less. In the case of naturalism, Plantinga provides a powerful probabilistic argument showing that given naturalism and evolution it is unlikely that sense perception will be reliable.

Some print problems in the book I purchased from Amazon – alternating pages at the back of the book were blank. However Christians give accounts of perceiving God, in ways such as those recorded in the Bible — through the burning bush to Moses.

Traditionally, the philosophy of religion has dealt with two broad arguments against religious belief; the evidentiary argument de facto and the rational argument de jure. Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: He also brings back a parity argument and concludes that “if anything is warranted, then Christian belief is warranted” Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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If so, he is preaching to the choir. Revealed to Our Minds. Indeed, in my view, Plantinga is successful in arguing that there is no compelling de jure argument that is independent of the de facto argument.

The Current Debate and Warrant and Proper FunctionI examined the nature of epistemic warrant, that quantity, enough of which distinguishes knowledge from mere true belief; in this book, I turn to the hcristian of whether Christian belief can be justified, rational, and warranted. What, exactly, is the question?

He suggests that the only kind of probability a mathematician is permitted is probability given assumed conditions. Key Plantingean examples include belief in a belirf God, belief in other minds and belief that there is a past. Request removal from index. So Plantinga builds on Thomas Reid especially to extend the foundation of basic beliefs to include the things of the gospel.


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The de jure objection, “I do not know whether Christian belief is true or not, but I do know that it is unwarranted given modern understandings, etc. 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. He defends the possibility — though certainly not the guarantee — that some Christian believers may rightly consider themselves to be justified, rational and warranted in holding that they are in a better epistemic position with respect to the formation of Christian belief than those with whom they disagree.

Foundationalism itself fails to meet its own standard used here to reject religion. Search my Subject Specializations: Plantinga also considers the notion of warrant and the “complaints” of Freud and Marx others such as Nietzsche are not considered because their “complaints” are regarded as falling into the same category and as being over-the-top and less than rational.

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They provide substantive critical engagement with Plantinga’s work. Plantinga also notes the role of sin and natural knowledge of God sin interferes with our knowledge of God.