- List of Contributors
- Authority of Scripture, Tradition, and the Church
- Revelation and Inspiration
- Science and Religion
- Theology and Mystery
- Simplicity and Aseity
- Divine Eternity
- Moral Perfection
- Divine Action and Evolution
- Divine Providence
- Petitionary Prayer
- Morality and Divine Authority
- The Problem of Evil
- Skeptical Theism and The Problem of Evil
- The Trinity
- Original Sin and Atonement
- The Incarnation
- The Resurrection of the Body
- Heaven and Hell
- The Eucharist: Real Presence and Real Absence
- Jewish Philosophical Theology
- Islamic Philosophical Theology
- Chinese (Confucian) Philosophical Theology
Abstract and Keywords
The most interesting thing about sceptical theism is its sceptical component. When sceptical theists use that component in responding to arguments from evil, they think it is reasonable for their non-theistic interlocutors to accept it, even if they don't expect them to accept their theism. This article focuses on that sceptical component. The first section explains more precisely what the sceptical theist's scepticism amounts to and how it is used in response to various sorts of arguments from evil. The next section considers and responds to objections to sceptical theism. It is shown that just as there are non-theists who accept the sceptical theist's scepticism, so also are there theists who reject it.
Michael Bergmann is professor of philosophy at Purdue University.
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