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The Priority of Natural Theology

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199697533
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738470 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0001
The Priority of Natural Theology

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In Chapter 1, it is argued that for religious believers, natural theology has an epistemological priority over a revelation and revelation theology. Six problems concerning revelations show that this is the case. Furthermore, if believers rely on revelation only, the problem of the diversity of religions lands them in a Pyrrhonian Crisis. Unbelievers have good reasons to engage in the philosophy of religion as well, if at least four conditions are met.

Keywords: why religious? revelation; reasons for engaging in Natural Theology; problems in revelations; Christ’s resurrection; immorality of revelations; Pyrrhonian crisis; Daniel Dennett

Chapter.  8936 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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