Warranted Christian Belief

Speaker(s): Alvin Plantinga
Date: Summer 1998
Length: 9hr 2min
Product ID: RGDL2819S

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Ever since the Enlightenment, philosophers and even some theologians have claimed that Christian belief is at best intellectually third-rate. This series considers this claim and such questions as these: Have Kant and Hume (or Hick and Kaufmann) given any good reasons for thinking we cannot talk and think about God? How are faith and reason related? Does Christian belief have such epistemic virtues as justification, rationality, and warrant? Are any of the three kinds of defeaters (evil, pluralism, and post-modern 'unmaskings') that have been proposed for Christian belief successful? The purpose is to help the listener to understand these challenges and see that they can easily be met. Lectures include:

  1. Introduction
  2. Our Concepts do not Apply to God: Kant
  3. John Hick
  4. Justification in the Classical Picture
  5. Warrant & Rationality
  6. Warrant & the Freud/Marx Complaint
  7. Warranted Belief in God
  8. Extended A/C Model
  9. Warrant & Probability
  10. Conclusion

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Alvin Plantinga is John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Essays in Ontology; Warrant: The Current Debate; God, Freedom, and Evil; God and Other Minds; Warranted Christian Belief (2000) and the coauthor of Faith and Rationality: Reason and Belief in God; Knowledge of God (2008); Science and Religion (2010).

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