Uncertain Belief: Is it Rational to be a Christian?

Paperback | February 15, 2000

byDavid J. Bartholomew

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The certainties which underpinned Christian belief have crumbled in a world where science sets the standard of what is true. A rational case for belief must therefore be constructed out of uncertainties. Probability theory provides the tools for measuring and combining uncertainties and isthus the key to progress. This book examines four much debated topics where the logic of uncertain reference can be brought to bear. These are: miracles, the paranormal, God's existence, and the Bible. Given the great diversity of evidence, it is not surprising that opposite conclusions have beendrawn by supposedly rational people. An assessment of the state of the argument from a probabilistic perspective is overdue. In this book Professor Bartholomew examines and refutes some of the more extravagant claims, evaluates the weight of some of the quantitative evidence, and provides an answerto the fundamental question: can a rational person be a Christian?

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The certainties which underpinned Christian belief have crumbled in a world where science sets the standard of what is true. A rational case for belief must therefore be constructed out of uncertainties. Probability theory provides the tools for measuring and combining uncertainties and isthus the key to progress. This book examines fo...

David J. Bartholomew is an Emeritus Professor of Statistics at the London School of Economics.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:February 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198270143

ISBN - 13:9780198270140

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