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God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Herman Philipse


This book is a critical examination of the philosophical strategies for defending religious belief. The main strategies may be presented as conforming to the end nodes of a decision tree for a believer. The faithful can interpret a credal statement (e.g. ‘God exists’) either as a factual claim, or otherwise. If it is a factual claim, they can either be warranted to endorse it without evidence, etc., or not. Finally, should religious belief require evidential support, then ought that support be assessed by the same criteria that we use in evaluating evidence in science, or not? Each of these op ... More

Keywords: existence of God, natural theology, reformed epistemology, Bayesianism, Alvin Plantinga, Richard Swinburne, metaphor, Bayesianism, Alvin Plantinga, Richard Swinburne, necessity, simplicity, cumulative case strategy, Atheism, cosmological arguments, fine-tuning arguments, problem of Evil, argument from hiddenness, Cartesian dualism, religious experience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199697533
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Herman Philipse, author
University of Utrecht, The Netherlands