The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology by Paul K. MoserThe Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology by Paul K. Moser

The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology

byPaul K. Moser

Paperback | September 24, 2009

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Three 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 on the basis of a new account of evidence and knowledge of divine reality that challenges skepticism 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 needed reorienting of religious epistemology to accommodate the character and purposes of an authoritative, perfectly loving God.
Title:The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious EpistemologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:September 24, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052112008X

ISBN - 13:9780521120081


Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Doubting sceptics; 2. Knowing as attunement; 3. Dying to know; 4. Philosophy revamped; 5. Aftermath; 6. Appendix: scepticism undone; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...remarkable, noteworthy volume. ...Truly, Moser has done philosophy--and natural theology in particular--an immense service by pointing us in a new, exciting direction. Indeed, his book is a must-read for every philosopher and theologian!" --Review Metaphysics