Theology's Epistemological Dilemma: How Karl Barth and Alvin Plantinga Provide a Unified Response

2015.06.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kevin Diller, Theology's Epistemological Dilemma: How Karl Barth and Alvin Plantinga Provide a Unified Response, InterVarsity
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2015.06.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kevin Diller, Theology's Epistemological Dilemma: How Karl Barth and Alvin Plantinga Provide a Unified Response, InterVarsity Press, 2014, 326pp., $34.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780830839063. Reviewed by S. Joel Garver, La Salle University As a Christian believer, Kevin Diller finds himself faced with a dilemma: Christian theology "is forced to sit uncomfortably with a high view of knowledge and a low view of the unaided capacities of the human knower to self-secure such knowledge" (39). This "low view" of human capacities is not merely a matter of general skeptical worries or the chastening effects of failed Enlightenment pretensions. Rather, it is the specifically Christian character of truth claims about God that generate both the difficulty and, Diller will argue, the possibility of a resolution. For if God is to be God, then we will have to give up any supposed approach to God grounded in natural human reason,. . .

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