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Faith and Philosophy

Volume 32, Issue 1, January 2015

Dustin Crummett
Pages 45-62

“We Are Here to Help Each Other”
Religious Community, Divine Hiddenness, and the Responsibility Argument

Richard Swinburne and Travis Dumsday have defended what J. L. Schellenberg calls “the responsibility argument” as a response to the problem of divine hiddenness. Schellenberg, meanwhile, has levied various objections against the responsibility argument. In this paper, I develop a version of the responsibility argument and discuss some advantages it has over those defended by either Swinburne or Dumsday. I then show how my version can withstand Schellenberg’s criticisms.

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