For many people the existence of God is by no means a sufficiently clear feature of reality. This problem, the fact of divine hiddenness, has been a source of existential concern and has sometimes been taken as a rationale for support of atheism or agnosticism. In this collection of essays, a distinguished group of philosophers of religion explore the question of divine hiddenness in considerable detail. The issue is approached from several perspectives including Jewish, Christian, atheist and agnostic. There is coverage of the historical treatment of divine hiddenness as found in the work of Maimonides, St. John of the Cross, Jonathan Edwards, Kierkegaard, and various Biblical writers. A substantial introduction clarifies the main problems of and leading solutions to divine hiddenness. Primarily directed at philosophers of religion, theologians, and scholars of religious studies, this collection could also serve as a textbook for upper-level courses in philosophy of religion.
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Author Biography - Daniel Howard-Snyder
Paul K. Moser is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. He is the author of The Elusive God (Cambridge, 2008) and The Evidence for God (Cambridge, 2010), editor of Jesus and Philosophy (Cambridge, 2008), and co-editor of Divine Hiddenness (Cambridge, 2002) and of The Rationality of Theism (2003). He is also editor of the journal American Philosophical Quarterly.