Philosophia Christi 8 (1):141-150 (2006)

Bruce Reichenbach
Augsburg College
Thomas Reed argues that the Christian, if apprised of Plantinga's central claims in Warranted Christian Belief, should be agnostic regarding Christianity's central tenets. Reed models his argument on Plantinga's own argument against naturalism, according to which naturalists have a built-in defeater for their epistemology. Reed bases his argument on the contention that if Christian theism cannot be shown or demonstrated, rational Christians should refrain from believing. Not only does Reed's contention not follow, but he confuses logically possible defeaters with actual defeaters and ignores Plantinga's claims regarding the Aquinas/Calvin model and the proper basicality of belief in God.
Keywords Christianity  Plantinga, Alvin  defeaters  proper basicality  Reed, Thomas
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DOI 10.5840/pc20068110
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