- Introduction: the hiddenness of God / Daniel Howard-Snyder and Paul K. Moser -- What is the problem of the hiddenness of God? / Peter Van Inwagen -- What the hiddenness of God reveals: a collaborative discussion -- Deus Absconditus / Michael J. Murray -- St. John of the cross and the necessity of divine hiddenness / Laura L. Garcia -- Jonathan Edwards and the hiddenness of God / William J. Wainwright -- Cognitive idolatry and divine hiding / Paul K. Moser -- Divine hiddenness: what is the problem? / Jonathan L. Kvanvig -- A Kierkegaardian view of divine hiddenness / M. Jamie Ferreira -- The hiddenness of God: a puzzle or a real problem / Jacob Joshua Ross -- Seeking but not believing: confessions of a practicing agnostic / Paul Draper -- The silence of the God who speaks / Nicholas Wolterstorff.
- 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 new 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.
- 9780511606090 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
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