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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While it is clearly the last of Plantinga’s volumes on the nature of warrant, Plantinga himself acknowledges that WCB is a sequel to the early texts in Reformed Epistemology: More In this book’s companion volumes Warrant: If so, he is preaching to the choir.

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He answers only the latter.


This discussion planinga particularly funny when the actual theories of Freud are presented because Freud made some rather absurd claims regarding patricide, among others.

These essays are, however, far from a mere primer on WCB. What the warrant trilogy shows is that there is much more going on in arriving at a belief that constitutes knowledge. WCB’s significance, however, lays it its rigorous examination and counter to the various de jure arguments against Christianity. This is one of the most important books beluef Christians published in decades.

Plantinga clarifies that what some have taken as the strong parity arguments for proper basicality were merely arguments that one may believe Waranted exists without failing to fulfill one’s epistemic duties. WCB is a massive advance not only in its treatment of theologically-rich Christian belief but also wwrranted its analysis of what it is to know Christian belief to be true.

This is not argued, merely stated or asserted as a given. 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.

Traditionally, the philosophy chriistian religion has dealt with two broad arguments against religious belief; the evidentiary argument de facto and the rational argument de jure. One often senses the hope that philosophy would answer the epistemological question of Christian belief without theological assistance, and that Plantinga has attempted to do so.


In this book’s companion volumes Warrant: Only time will tell if he is as successful with regard to addressing the de jure argument against Christian belief. Joel Pust – – Analysis 60 1: The de jure objection, “I do not know whether Christian belief is warranhed or not, but I do know that it is unwarranted given modern understandings, etc. In Plantinga’s illuminating response, he seems to approve Tapp’s conclusions about infinity and reference to God, though he does not give us any detailed discussion.

In the final section of this book, Plantinga considers the possibility planyinga various defeaters for Christian belief facts we know now which may make Christian belief unwarranted.

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Plantinga makes the point that this is a work of both apologetics and philosophy, but it is also a work of philosophy of religion, and in particular Christian philosophy. Plantinga also notes the role of sin and natural knowledge of God sin interferes with our knowledge of God. Oxford Scholarship Online This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. The only correction he gives is to clarify that he does consider non-inferential ‘world-view’ beliefs to be planinga along with all other non-inferential beliefs.

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There would only be a concern if Plantinga attempted to defend by probabilistic reasoning that our beliefs actually have warrant. In Part II, I explore, first, the question of whether a viable de jure objection to Christian belief can be developed in terms of justification or rationality Chs. Finally, Plantinga explores the idea of warrant.


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Among objections to Christian belief, we can distinguish between de facto objections and de jure objections, i. The philosopher of religion, Alvin Plantinga, in his book Warranted Christian Belief advances a detailed account of the rationality of religious, and especially Christian, theistic belief.

But this misses just how helpful it is to see — in light of Plantinga’s analysis of knowledge in general — how a robust Christian faith arises and palntinga be in all ways epistemically righteous. Plantinga shows how both of these ideas are problematic and how neither slvin them shows that Christian belief is without warrant. In the book he explains: This is the third volume in Alvin Plantinga’s trilogy on the notion of warrant, which plantinba defines as that which distinguishes knowledge from true belief.

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Warrantef fact it leads to the wagranted of most of our beliefs, not just theistic ones. Plantinga finds Plasger’s paper impressive, and is willing mostly to defer to Plasger’s expertise on Calvin. The preface tells us that the motivation behind both the publishing of the translation and the essays is to give German audiences greater exposure to Plantinga’s most influential work and to “boost the German reception of Plantinga’s idea of what a warranted Christian belief could be” viii.

For more read a detailed review of the book: He offers an interesting suggestion: What, warrranted, is the question? Plantinga then turns his attention to claims made by Gordon Kaufman and John Hick, showing the weakness of their claims and the essential worthlessness of their “theologies”.