The Elusive God
Reorienting Religious Epistemology
By (author) Paul K. Moser
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Elusive God by Paul K. Moser
Book DescriptionThree questions motivate this book's account of evidence for the existence of God. First, if God's existence is hidden, why suppose He exists at all? Second, if God exists, why is He hidden, particularly if God seeks to communicate with people? Third, what are the implications of divine hiddenness for philosophy, theology, and religion's supposed knowledge of God? This book answers these questions using a new account of evidence and knowledge of divine reality that challenges scepticism about God's existence. The central thesis is that we should expect evidence of divine reality to be purposively available to humans, that is, available only in a manner suitable to divine purposes in self-revelation. This lesson generates a seismic shift in our understanding of evidence and knowledge of divine reality. The result is a much-needed reorienting of religious epistemology to accommodate the character and purposes of an authoritative, perfectly loving God.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521889032
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul K. Moser
Severity of God, Hardback (February 2013)
Explores what role severity plays in God's character, and how difficulties in life relate to the concept of divine salvation.
Wisdom of the Christian Faith, Hardback (November 2012)
An anthology of accessible essays by prominent Christian philosophers on topics of religious and philosophical interest.
Evidence for God, Hardback (November 2009)
Paul Moser offers a perspective on the evidence for God that centers on a morally robust version of theism that is cognitively resilient.
Elusive God, Paperback (September 2009)» View all books by Paul K. Moser
This book argues that evidence of God's existence is purposively available to humans.
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Author Biography - Paul K. Moser
Paul K. Moser is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Loyola University, Chicago. He is editor of Jesus and Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and co-editor of Divine Hiddenness (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and The Rationality of Theism (Routledge, 2003). He is also Editor of the journal American Philosophical Quarterly. His latest book is The Evidence for God, (Cambridge University Press, 2010), aimed at a non-scholarly audience.
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