Volume 14, Issue 2, 2012
Symposium on Paul Moser's Religious Epistemology
If “Personifying Evidence” Is the Answer, What Is the Question?
A Response to Paul Moser
Paul Moser’s creative and significant proposal concerning “personifying evidence of God” is examined in relation to three questions: (1) Given a commitment to robust Christian theism, what would an explicitly Christian account of religious epistemology look like? (2) Why should one accept the claims of Christian theism as true rather than those of atheism? (3) Given our awareness of widespread religious diversity and disagreement why should one accept the claims of Christian theism as true? The essay argues that Moser’s proposal is most plausible with respect to (1) but is more problematic when understood to be addressing (2) and (3).