The Logic of a Credible Natural Theology

  • John J. Shepherd
Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series

Abstract

We are now in a position to take up the question of criteria of religious truth in general and of theistic truth in particular, and to propose specific criteria. A most impressive and most valuable analysis of the problem has been presented by W. A. Christian, and it is on the basis of a consideration of his views that my own proposals are developed.1

Keywords

Coherence Posit Dition Defend Stake 

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© John J. Shepherd 1975

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