The Case for Christian Theism

  • Raphael Lataster
Part of the Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures book series (SCPT, volume 26)


The focus of this part of the book will be on how Craig moves on from generic theism, or actually a generic supernaturalism, to demonstrate the truth of Christian theism. After sowing doubt about the historical sources, I then put forth a Bayesian-inspired argument for the implausibility of miraculous claims being truthful. This allows for a thorough critique of Craig’s climactic Christological argument, which relies on the truth of the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, whose very historical existence is becoming increasingly questioned. Finally, alternative – particularly Bayesian – Christological arguments shall be analysed, including one supplied by Richard Swinburne.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raphael Lataster
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  1. 1.Department of Studies in ReligionUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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