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The Hiddenness of God and Arguments for Atheism

Robert McKim

in Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity

Published in print April 2001 | ISBN: 9780195128352
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834488 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195128354.003.0005
The Hiddenness of God and Arguments for Atheism

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There have been a number of attempts to argue from the ambiguity that surrounds the existence of God to atheism. John Schellenberg offers one such argument: he proposes that a perfectly loving God would not permit nonbelief to be reasonable for anyone who is capable of a personal relationship with God. I contend that arguments of this sort are unconvincing.

Keywords: atheism; existence; God; John Schellenberg; loving; nonbelief; personal relationship

Chapter.  8040 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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