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God and Other Spirits: Intimations of Transcendence in Christian Experience

Phillip Wiebe


This book advances three central propositions: (a) Claims about what is real, including a transcendent reality, if it exists, cannot be achieved by short, snappy proofs, but by the hard work of examining phenomena closely, conjecturing about how they might explained, and critically scrutinizing the explanations that are suggested by the phenomena; (b) The methodology that is needed in a critical scrutiny of religion is neither deductive nor inductive argumentation, both of which have been prominent in philosophy of religion, but abductive argumentation, in which unobservable objects are tentat ... More

Keywords: Empiricism, Spirits, Abductive, Experience, Postulated, Natural, Phenomenological, Probabilistic, Realism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195140125
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005 DOI:10.1093/0195140125.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Phillip Wiebe, author
Trinity Western University
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