Religious Studies 53 (2):239-259 (2017)

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Brent G. Kyle
United States Air Force Academy
Abstract
John Schellenberg has advanced the hiddenness argument against God’s existence, based on the idea that an all-loving God would seek personal relationships. This article develops a reply to Schellenberg’s argument by examining the notion of moral impurity, as understood by Paul the Apostle. Paul conceptualized moral impurity as a causal state that transfers from person to person, like a contagious disease. He also believed that moral impurity precludes divine–human relationship. The goal of this article is to develop these ideas into a problem for one of Schellenberg’s key premises.
Keywords divine hiddenness  John Schellenberg  impurity
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DOI 10.1017/S0034412516000081
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