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Divine Hiddenness and the Nature of Belief

Ted Poston and Trent Dougherty
Religious Studies
Vol. 43, No. 2 (Jun., 2007), pp. 183-198
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20006362
Page Count: 16
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Abstract

In this paper we argue that attention to the intricacies relating to belief illustrate crucial difficulties with Schellenberg's hiddenness argument. This issue has been only tangentially discussed in the literature to date. Yet we judge this aspect of Schellenberg's argument deeply significant. We claim that focus on the nature of belief manifests a central flaw in the hiddenness argument. Additionally, attention to doxastic subtleties provides important lessons about the nature of faith.

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