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Religious Belief and Unbelief

Stephen T. Davis

in Christian Philosophical Theology

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780199284597
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603778 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199284598.003.0002
 							Religious Belief and Unbelief

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According to the Christian faith, the reason why certain people do not believe in God is willful unbelief, i.e., spiritual blindness. Christians hold that God is ultimate reality and that God makes covenants with human beings. People become convinced of God’s presence through the inward testimony of the Holy Spirit, although natural theology can show that religious belief is warranted. Belief in God, even if it is based on private evidence, can be rational.

Keywords: God; belief; unbelief; covenant; natural theology; Holy Spirit

Chapter.  6658 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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