The Hiddenness Argument: Philosophy's New Challenge to Belief in God

2016.02.-6 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews  J. L. Schellenberg, The Hiddenness Argument: Philosophy's New Challenge to Belief in God, Oxford University Press, 2015, 142pp.,
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2016.02.-6 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews  J. L. Schellenberg, The Hiddenness Argument: Philosophy's New Challenge to Belief in God, Oxford University Press, 2015, 142pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198733089. Reviewed by Adam Green, Azusa Pacific University J.L. Schellenberg's book is an attempt to spell out his well-known argument from divine hiddenness against theism patiently and systematically so that anyone can understand it. One can see it as an atheistic mirror to the kind of book one sometimes sees theistic philosophers write where the author takes the fine-tuning argument or kalaam cosmological argument and tries to find a way to equip the average church goer to understand and profit from it. If one is familiar with the theistic equivalent, then one should realize that it can be hard to balance technical due diligence and the demands of addressing such a broad audience. If that's the right way to think about the kind of book Schellenberg has. . .

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