Teaching about God

Teaching Philosophy 30 (1):29-33 (2007)

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Steven Cahn
CUNY Graduate Center
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I suggest that in teaching about God we remind students of the following four essential points: (1) belief in the existence of God is not a necessary condition for religious commitment; (2) belief in the existence of God is not a sufficient condition for religious commitment; (3) the existence of God is not the only supernatural hypothesis that merits serious discussion; and (4) a successful defense of traditional theism requires not only that it be more plausible than atheism or agnosticism but also that it be more plausible than all other supernatural alternatives
Keywords Teaching Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 0145-5788
DOI 10.5840/teachphil200730137
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