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What God Would Have Known

Nonfiction: Religion
Unabridged   9 hour(s)
Publication date: 08/22/2024

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available August

What God Would Have Known

How Human Intellectual and Moral Development Undermines Christian Doctrine

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696616591


The latest book from the author of Monotheism and the Rise of Science.

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Product Description

Classical Christian ideas loom large in philosophy of religion today. But arguments against Christian doctrine have been neglected. J. L. Schellenberg's new book remedies this neglect.

The tide of human development, which the early Christians might have expected to corroborate their teaching, has in fact brought many results that run contrary to that teaching. Or at least it will be seen to have done so, says Schellenberg, when we think about the consequences of any God existent then being fully cognizant, when Christian doctrine was first formed, of all that we have laboriously learned since then. Newly discovered facts, not just about such things as evolution and the formation of the New Testament but also about mental illness, violent punishment, the relations between women and men, and the status of same-sex intimacy, suggest new arguments against the content of the Christian revelation when the prior understanding of the purported revealer is taken into account.

What God Would Have Known offers a thorough and incisive treatment of its subject that remains respectful and fair-minded throughout. It is not concerned with the overworked question of whether classical Christians believe irrationally, but with what overlooked arguments about human development show in relation to the truth or falsity of Christian claims about reality.

Author Bio

J. L. Schellenberg is professor of philosophy at Mount Saint Vincent University and adjunct professor in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Dalhousie University. He is the author of ten books and seventy published articles.