Response to Bishop’s “How a Modest Fideism May Constrain Theistic Commitments”

Philosophia 35 (3-4):403-406 (2007)

Jeanine Diller
University of Toledo
Bishop’s main claims are: (I) that James’ criteria on the admissibility of faith leaps need the addition of two moral criteria to be complete; (II) that a Kantian, at least, could not admissibly leap toward God, classically understood, and (III) that a Kantian, and anyone else, could admissibly leap toward God, understood his way. Here I will affirm (I) with a qualification; deny (II); affirm (III); and close with some reservations about Bishop’s novel model of God. This paper was delivered at the APA Pacific 2007 Mini-Conference on Models of God
Keywords Models of God  James  Fideism  Problem of evil
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DOI 10.1007/s11406-007-9072-x
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