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Philosophia Christi

Volume 10, Issue 2, 2008

Responding to New Resurrection Challenges

William J. Abraham
Pages 363-373

Response to Professors Long, Smith, and Beilby

Canonical theists insist that the Church initially canonized a Trinitarian ontology, leaving epistemic convictions to speak for themselves. Pursuing epistemology is a vital exercise in its own right. Within this, particularism is compatible with metaknowledge, with a doctrine of analogy, and with the propositional content of Christian theism. We can also build on past insights and accommodate ordinary believers who have no idea what epistemology is. This program overlaps with the work of Plantinga but differs in its analysis of the Holy Spirit and argues that a diachronic account of warrant can better handle the problems to be faced.