Return to Reason: A Critique of Enlightenment Evidentialism and a Defense of Reason and Belief in God

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1990 M03 22 - 158 páginas
A penetrating critique of the Enlightenment assumption of evidentialism -- that belief in God requires the support of evidence or arguments to be rational. Garnering arguments from C. S. Lewis, Alvin Plantinga, Nicholas Wolterstorff, Thomas Reid, William James, and John Calvin, Clark asserts that this Enlightenment demand for evidence is itself both irrelevant and irrational
 

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“Return to Reason” is a valiant effort in trying to hold down the fort for post-Enlightenment, rational belief in a God. For a short book, it covers a lot of territory, including an argument against ... Leer comentario completo

Review: Return to Reason: A Critique of Enlightenment Evidentialism and a Defense of Reason and Belief in God

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Good summary of the new Reformed Epistemology - Wolterstoff, Plantinga and Mavrodes. Leer comentario completo

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INTRODUCTION
1
THE WAY OF ARGUMENT
11
PROVING GODS EXISTENCE PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS
13
1 Introduction
15
2 The Cosmological Argument
17
3 The Argument from Design
26
4 God and Probability
34
5 The Nature of Proof
41
THE WAY OF REASON
93
THE IRRELEVANCE OF EVIDENTIALISM GOD HYPOTHESIS OR PERSON?
95
1 Introduction
97
The Ethics of Belief
98
The Will to Believe
102
On Obstinacy in Belief
113
God and Other Minds
118
6 Conclusion
122

6 Evangelical Apologetics
46
7 Conclusion
53
GOD AND EVIL
55
1 Evil and Design
57
2 The Problem Stated
62
3 Theodicy or Defense?
63
4 Plantingas Free Will Defense
68
5 Too Much Evil?
77
6 Jobs Warning
82
7 The Existential Problem of Evil
85
8 Conclusion
89
RETURN TO REASON THE IRRATIONALITY OF EVIDENTIALISM
123
1 Introduction
125
3 Faith and Foundationalism
132
4 Foundationalism Founders
136
5 Belief in God as Properly Basic
139
6 Reid and Rationality
143
7 A Defense of Belief in God as Properly Basic
151
8 Fideism?
154
The Rationality of My Grandmother
157
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Senior Research Fellow at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute atGrand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Aformer professor of philosophy at Calvin College, he works inphilosophy of religion, ethics, and Chinese thought andculture. His other books include Philosophers WhoBelieve (one of Christianity Today's 1995 Booksof the Year) and Abraham's Children: Liberty andTolerance in an Age of Religious Conflict.

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