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date: 18 October 2019

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This chapter discusses the role of evidence in the discipline of theology. Theology is a truth-seeking endeavour in which those who pursue it move from the evidence they are given to conclusions about God (with varying degrees of confidence). First it discusses the nature of evidence and theology in general and answering several objections. Then it examines the nature of how evidence functions within theology. Such evidence especially includes relevant experiences and revealed truths from which the theologian seeks to tell a story that resonates well with the evidence, incorporating it into a larger, compelling story.

Keywords: evidence, theology, probability, evidentialism, experience

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