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Uncertain Belief: Is it Rational to be a Christian?

David J. Bartholomew


The certainties which underpinned Christian belief have crumbled in a world where science sets the standard of what is true. A rational case for belief must therefore be constructed out of uncertainties. Probability theory provides the tools for measuring and combining uncertainties and is thus the key to progress. This book examines four much debated topics where the logic of uncertain reference can be brought to bear. These are: miracles, the paranormal, God's existence, and the Bible. Given the great diversity of evidence, it is not surprising that opposite conclusions have been drawn by su ... More

Keywords: Christian belief, science, probability theory, miracles, paranormal, God's existence, Bible, evidence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198270140
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270140.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David J. Bartholomew, author
Emeritus Professor of Statistics at the London School of Economics

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