|Date||August 22, 2017||Time||5:15 - 7:30 pm|
|Location||Treasure Room, Armstrong Browning Library|
|Description||Ââ€Å"Not Done in a Cornerâ€- Revisited:Â Becoming a More Sensible Evidentialist about Jesus|
ÂIn his 2000 book Warranted Christian Belief, Alvin Plantinga develops on â€Å"Aquinas/Calvin (or A/C) modelâ€- of how Christian knowledge about Jesus rests on â€Ëœthe inner instigation of the Holy Spiritâ€- in such a way as to â€Å"swing freeâ€- of historical evidence and historical scholarship.ÂÂ But when the apostle Paul began to tell King Agrippa about the resurrection of Jesus, we are told in Acts 26, the kingâ€â„¢s right-hand man Festus went ballistic. â€Å"You are out of your mind,â€- Festus shouted, â€Å"your great learning is driving you insane!â€-Â â€Å"Not so, most excellent Festus,â€- Paul is said to have replied, â€Å"What I am saying about Jesus' resurrection is true and reasonableâ€â€-for as the king knows, it was not done in a corner.â€-Â How well does Plantingaâ€â„¢s model fit with this and other strands in the New Testament witness? â€Å"Not very well,â€- argued Wykstra in his 2002 paper â€Å"Not Done in a Corner: How to be a Sensible Evidentialist about Jesus,â€- where Wykstra proposed aÂ â€Å"sensible evidentialistâ€- alternative to Plantingaâ€â„¢s account.Â In this new paper, Wykstra takes measure of Plantingaâ€â„¢s reply to his 2002 proposal, seeking to make it an even more sensible evidentialist alternative to Plantingaâ€â„¢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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|Publisher||Institute for Studies of Religion|
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