A new paper by Brandon Rickabaugh and Todd Buras titled, “The Argument from Reason, and Mental Causal Drainage: A Reply to van Inwagen”, has been published in the latest issue of Philosophia Christi. C. Stephen Evans also has a publication in this issue titled, "How Reformation Christians Can Be Catholic (Small “c”) Christians”.
Rickabaugh and Buras Abstract: According to Peter van Inwagen, C. S. Lewis failed in his attempt to undermine naturalism with his argument from reason. According to van Inwagen, Lewis provides no justification for his central premise, that naturalism is inconsistent with holding beliefs for reasons. What is worse, van Inwagen argues that the main premise in Lewis’s argument from reason is false. We argue that it is not false. The defender of Lewis’s argument can make use of the problem of mental causal drainage, a long-standing issue in philosophy of mind, to show how van Inwagen’s objection fails.
Evans Abstract: A key sentence of the Nicene Creed: “We believe in one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.” This paper attempts to explain how a Protestant Christian can be part of the catholic Church. What is essential to genuine or “mere” Christianity is adherence to the doctrines in the Nicene Creed. This account is consistent with a Protestant affirmation of “Scripture alone.” Scripture has the highest authority only when properly interpreted, but this requires that the Bible should be read in accord with the “rule of faith” summarized in the Nicene Creed.