Its Most Recent Statement

  • Veronika WeidnerEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion book series (PFPR)


In this chapter, three general characteristics of Schellenberg’s hiddenness argument arediscussed, namely that it is anti-theistic, deductive, and evidentialistic. Moreover, Weidner introduces and discusses the relevance of the terms propositional hiddenness, experiential hiddenness, experiential evidence, and propositional evidence. The bulk of the chapter consists of a much-needed exposition of the details of the hiddenness argument and its premises. That is, Weidner explicates Schellenberg’s concepts of divine relational-personal love and God’s openness for relationship (premises 1 and 2), belief and non-belief that God exists as well as the role of experiential evidence, i.e., religious experience (premise 4), and four different types of nonresistant nonbelievers (premise 6).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Catholic Theological FacultyLudwig Maximilian University of MunichMunichGermany

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