The Existence of God

  • John J. Shepherd
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At the outset of this study I noted that there were to be three themes, one concerned with the methodology of justification, one concerned with the concept of God, one with assessing actual theistic truth-claims. Chapter 8 marked the close of the second theme, Chapter 9 virtually the close of the first. It remains to round off the third. Is the conclusion to be that belief in the existence of God is after all warranted, or the contrary, or that judgement should be suspended, or some other alternative? For a decision about this has hitherto carefully been avoided.


Religious Experience Rational Justification Forced Option Natural Theology Abductive Inference 
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