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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Warranted Christian Belief – Paperback – Alvin Plantinga – Oxford University Press

As with Wiertz, Plantinga is forced to retrace once more the fundamentals of his work and in this case even basic points from “Advice to Christian Philosophers” about what kinds of projects are worth pursuing and which kind is found in WCB.

Plantinga does not suggest that this will demonstrate the truth of theism to the atheist but he is much more optimistic than Illies that his arguments may address platninga of the issues plaguing those who are on the fence. Foundationalism itself fails to meet its own standard used here to reject religion. Choose your country or region Close.

Finally, Plantinga considers the so-called problem of evil or “problem of suffering”. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Plasger argues that for Calvin knowledge of God by faith does not come from a reviving of the sensus divinitatis. The value of this section he reduces to the claim that warranted Christian belief is epistemically possible 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.

Many attribute to his influence the fact that many philosophers now find it intellectually defensible to believe in God see, e.

In short, the standard that people make when critics suggest Christian theism unreasonable, is so high than many everyday beliefs would also fail the test. Plantinga a theist, Calvinist, and member of the Reformed Church is perhaps one of the most important analytic philosophers of religion today and is definitely one of the most important theistic philosophers.


Plantinga also considers the case of sin and skepticism this is the radical skepticism of a David Hume for example and sin and naturalism. Peimin Ni – – In M.

Infallibilism and Gettier’s Legacy. 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. Print Save Cite Email Share.

It is, however, a regrettable strategy because it is at odds with the main thrust and contribution of WCB.

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Plantinga grants many of Renusch’s points which do not in fact challenge the claims of WCB. This implies a deontological understanding; in which, we have a duty to conform our beliefs to reason.

Instead they find only the underwhelming assertion that Christian belief probably has warrant if it turns out that it is true. Science Logic and Mathematics.

Plantinga concludes that while none of these defeaters actually defeat Christian belief, that it is possible that such defeaters exist, though they are extremely unlikely. While Wiertz appreciates and defends Plantinga’s work, he also maintains that Plantinga could have shielded himself from suspicion with a healthy dose of natural theology 99, Plantinga also considers a rejoinder planringa this to the effect that gelief same applies to the theist the “tu quoque” objectionbut he shows that this is not the case provided Christian alvi is assumed.

Warranted Belief: Alvin Plantinga

To begin with it is necessary for Plantinga to explain what he means by Christian belief. The idea that religious belief is some sort of illness or irrational stance, is not uncommon in Western Europe. He also slvin the opportunity to bring into the discussion some of the development of his work on the problem of evil that began in WCB and was taken up further planitnga his “Supralapsarianism, or ‘O Felix Culpa'”.

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The main question of this book is the question of whether there are any viable de jure objections to Christian belief; I argue christiann there xlvin not. 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.

He clarifies that epistemic peerhood must always be judged with respect to domains relevant to the particular belief in question. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Ships from and sold by Amazon. In fairness it is probably of most interest to students of philosophy and theology, however as other reviewers have noted the educated lay reader especially Christians can also find great value in it. In other words this is not an argument against a Christian theistic belief but an argument for an alternative belief about religion.

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History of Western Philosophy. Plantinga must then argue that Christian beliefs are warrante at truth and that Christians are not cognitively dysfunctional. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Paul Copan – – Review of Metaphysics 54 4: What, exactly, is the question? In particular, Plantinga makes the point that Christian belief is not like a scientific hypothesis which is the claim of many atheists including the late John Mackie. Plantinga maintains that Christian belief or “mere Christian belief” includes two components:

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