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The in Defense of Natural Theology: The Bible and African Christianity

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The shadow of David Hume, the eighteenth-century Scottish philosopher, has loomed large against all efforts to prove the existence of God from evidence in the natural world. Indeed from Hume's day to ours, the vast majority of philosophical attacks against the rationality of theism have borne an unmistakable Humean aroma. The last forty years, however, have been marked by ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 4th 2005 by IVP Academic (first published October 4th 2005)
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Ben Holloway
Sep 20, 2016 Ben Holloway rated it liked it
Of all philosophers in the western canon, David Hume is perhaps the most persuasive. Much of his work was irreligious and aimed at dismissing the project of natural theology, "the attempt to provide rational justification for theism using only those sources of information accessible to all inquirers, namely, the data of empirical experience and the dictates of human reason" (from the introduction).

The impressive line up of those who remain unpersuaded by Hume mostly gather around a single defen
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In Defense of Natural Theology aims to fill a need in Christian philosophical literature: a decisive counter-attack on Hume’s assaults on natural theology. To accomplish this, the editors have called upon this impressive team of scholars.

Within the scope of their book, James Sennett and Douglas Groothius and their team have vigorously and compellingly answered David Hume’s attacks on natural religion. Any reader, originally convinced or cowed by Humean ideas, who carefully works through the argu
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