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Stephen T. Davis

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199284597

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199284598.001.0001

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Religious Belief and Unbelief

Religious Belief and Unbelief

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(p.9) 1 Religious Belief and Unbelief
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Christian Philosophical Theology
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Stephen T. Davis (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199284598.003.0002

According to the Christian faith, the reason why certain people do not believe in God is willful unbelief, i.e., spiritual blindness. Christians hold that God is ultimate reality and that God makes covenants with human beings. People become convinced of God’s presence through the inward testimony of the Holy Spirit, although natural theology can show that religious belief is warranted. Belief in God, even if it is based on private evidence, can be rational.

Keywords:   God, belief, unbelief, covenant, natural theology, Holy Spirit

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