The historical argument for the Christian faith: A response to Alvin Plantinga

Colwell, Jason
June 2003
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion;Jun2003, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p147
Academic Journal
The article shows that Alvin Plantinga's considerations do not require to dispose of the historical argument. In Chapter 8 of his book, "Warranted Christian Belief," Alvin Plantinga critically discusses the historical argument for the Christian faith. He characterizes the historical argument as an evidentialist argument for the truth of Christianity. He says that the argument claims to show that the conditional probability of the central claims of the Christian faith. Historical arguments, in Plantinga's view, rest on a sequence of propositions, beginning with the background knowledge assumed and ending with the central claims of the Christian faith.


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