Al’s in Wonderland But Alston’s Well that Ends Well: Traditional Christianity and Noetic Nonrealism about the World

Ars Disputandi 7 (2007)

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Mark S. McLeod-Harrison
George Fox University
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Many traditional Christians hold that since God created the world, the world is noetically real, that is, not dependent, generally, on human noetic contributions for its ontological status. This essay argues that traditional Christianity only requires noetic realism about God. William Alston and Plantinga are taken as examples of two traditional Christian philosophers who hold to noetic realism and their arguments touching on the connection between the Christianity and realism are considered
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