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Natural Signs and Knowledge of God: A New Look at Theistic Arguments

C. Stephen Evans


This book introduces the concept of theistic natural signs. It argues that these signs, the concept of which comes from a modified and expanded account of Reidian natural signs, provide sufficient evidence to support belief in God for at least some people. The book first explains the Reidian account of natural signs and adapts that account to provide the framework for theistic natural signs. The book then argues that theistic natural signs provide the intuitions that undergird many of the cosmological, teleological, and moral arguments for God's existence. Cosmic wonder, beneficial order, perc ... More

Keywords: natural theology, natural signs, Thomas Reid, teleological arguments, cosmological arguments, divine command theories, Pascalian constraints, justified belief

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199217168
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217168.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Stephen Evans, author
University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Baylor University
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