In Colin Ruloff (ed.), Contemporary Arguments in Natural Theology. Bloomsbury (2021)

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Jonathan Matheson
University of North Florida
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In this paper, I will explain and motivate the common consent argument for theism. According to the common consent argument it is rational for you to believe that God exists because you know so many other people believe that God exists. Having motivated the argument, I will explain and motivate several pressing objections to the argument and evaluate their probative force. The paper will serve as both an accessible introduction to this argument as well as a resource for continued research on the topic.
Keywords God  Higher-Order Evidence  Divine Hiddenness
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