General Overviews. The best entry point into the vast literature on divine hiddenness is Schellenberg 1993, a seminal monograph that contains his first statement of the argument and carefully examines a wide range of replies. Howard-Snyder and Moser 2002 contains eleven important papers on this topic. The editors’ introduction to this volume is a useful survey of possible replies to.
The argument from reasonable nonbelief (or the argument from divine hiddenness) was first elaborated in J. L. Schellenberg's 1993 book Divine Hiddenness and Human Reason. This argument says that if God existed (and was perfectly good and loving) every reasonable person would have been brought to believe in God; however, there are reasonable nonbelievers; therefore, this God does not exist.
The hiddenness argument put most simply would have two premises and a conclusion, that would be the first premise of that core argument. So if God exists, there are no nonresistant nonbelievers. The second premise, perhaps obviously, is going to be yeah, there are, there are nonresistant nonbelievers, from which the conclusion follows, there's no God.The Argument from (Reasonable) Nonbelief. 1993 was a watershed year in the philosophy of religion generally and for atheological arguments specifically. In that year, Cornell University Press published J.L. Schellenberg's now classic book, Divine Hiddenness and Human Reason.Scepticism about the argument from divine hiddenness 133 However, the coercion defence fails for a second reason as well. Recall that a successful defence has two desiderata - the second being that it must be con sistent with other things that theists believe. The problem is that insisting that.
Divine Hiddenness: New Essays - Kindle edition by Howard-Snyder, Daniel, Moser, Paul. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Divine Hiddenness: New Essays.Read More
The Sounds of Silence: Why the Divine Hiddenness Argument Fails (2008) Jeffrey Jordan Assumptions of the Divine Hiddenness Argument Objection One Objection Two Objection Three. John Schellenberg has presented an argument noteworthy in several respects.Read More
And while I must admit that I've not read Schellenberg's recently released The Hiddenness Argument, he gives us enough to strike up the conversation in his OUP blog. Additionally, you can see the flow of Schellenberg's thought on DH in his Divine Hiddenness and Human Reason and Divine Hiddenness and Human Philosophy.Read More
The argument so far is a defeater for Schallenberg’s hiddenness argument against God, and I think rather solid as far as it goes. But there is more: A Divine Hiddenness Argument For Christianity. The Judeo-Christian understanding of God in (1), (2), and (3) was developed thousands of years ago.Read More
The hiddenness argument is a new argument for atheism that has come to prominence in philosophy over the past two decades. J. L. Schellenberg first developed the argument in 1993, and this book offers a short and vigorous statement of its central claims and ideas.Read More
Divine Hiddenness and Human Philosophy J. L. Schellenberg Mount Saint Vincent University 1. General background to the arguments Planet Earth has been hosting life for about 3.5 billion years now. Anatomically modern humans arose some 200,000 years ago; behaviourally modern humans practicing something we might.Read More
This essay will outline Cullison’s sacrifice argument against the problems of divine hiddenness. It will then show that this argument does not work, as a world in which true human sacrifice is possible is not a better world than one where God is not hidden.Read More
Divine Hiddenness Dane Olsen I. Introduction M any argue that God does not exist, for if he existed, his existence would be more obvious to us. They ask why he doesn’t reveal himself to all humankind through some miraculous display of divine power. Many theologians and philoso-phers have objected to this argument against God’s existence. In.Read More
The video in today’s post records a discussion on the topic of The Argument from Hiddenness, which is an argument for atheism based on the fact that God is significantly hidden. But we shouldn’t expect a perfectly loving God to remain hidden, indeed, He would make His existence clear and visible to everyone.Read More