Stephen Wykstra Lecture

DateAugust 22, 2017Time5:15 - 7:30 pm
LocationTreasure Room, Armstrong Browning Library
Baylor University
Waco, TX
Description"Not Done in a Corner- Revisited: Becoming a More Sensible Evidentialist about Jesus
In his 2000 book Warranted Christian Belief, Alvin Plantinga develops on "Aquinas/Calvin (or A/C) model- of how Christian knowledge about Jesus rests on ˜the inner instigation of the Holy Spirit- in such a way as to "swing free- of historical evidence and historical scholarship. But when the apostle Paul began to tell King Agrippa about the resurrection of Jesus, we are told in Acts 26, the king™s right-hand man Festus went ballistic. "You are out of your mind,- Festus shouted, "your great learning is driving you insane!- "Not so, most excellent Festus,- Paul is said to have replied, "What I am saying about Jesus' resurrection is true and reasonable-for as the king knows, it was not done in a corner.- How well does Plantinga™s model fit with this and other strands in the New Testament witness? "Not very well,- argued Wykstra in his 2002 paper "Not Done in a Corner: How to be a Sensible Evidentialist about Jesus,- where Wykstra proposed a "sensible evidentialist- alternative to Plantinga™s account. In this new paper, Wykstra takes measure of Plantinga™s reply to his 2002 proposal, seeking to make it an even more sensible evidentialist alternative to Plantinga™s A/C model.

A reception in the Cox Reception Hall will follow the lecture.



• Stephen Wykstra Lecture (free)


08/22/2017 5:30 PM

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PublisherInstitute for Studies of Religion
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