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    Reason and Religious Belief: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion.Michael Peterson, William Hasker, Bruce Reichenbach & David Basinger - 2008 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    What is the status of belief in God? Must a rational case be made or can such belief be properly basic? Is it possible to reconcile the concept of a good God with evil and suffering? In light of great differences among religions, can only one religion be true? The most comprehensive work of its kind, Reason and Religious Belief, now in its fourth edition, explores these and other perennial questions in the philosophy of religion. Drawing from the best in (...)
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    The Openness of God: A Biblical Challenge to the Traditional Understanding of God.Clark Pinnock, Richard Rice, John Sanders, William Hasker & David Basinger - 1994 - Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press.
    Written by five scholars whose expertise extends across the disciplines of biblical, historical, systematic, and philosophical theology, this is a careful and ...
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  3. Religious Diversity (Pluralism).David Basinger - 2014 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:1.
    With respect to many, if not most issues, there exist significant differences of opinion among individuals who seem to be equally knowledgeable and sincere. Individuals who apparently have access to the same information and are equally interested in the truth affirm incompatible perspectives on, for instance, significant social, political, and economic issues. Such diversity of opinion, though, is nowhere more evident than in the area of religious thought. On almost every religious issue, honest, knowledgeable people hold significantly diverse, often incompatible (...)
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    Divine Providence: The Molinist Account.David Basinger - 2000 - Philosophical Review 109 (2):274.
    Christian theists have always been concerned with the relationship between God’s providential control and human freedom. Flint’s book is an explication and defense of what he sees as the best way for orthodox Christians to conceive of this relationship: the Molinist account.
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    Religious Diversity: A Philosophical Assessment.David Basinger - 2002 - Ashgate.
    Religious diversity exists whenever seemingly sincere, knowledgeable individuals hold incompatible beliefs on the same religious issue. Diversity of this sort is pervasive, existing not only across basic theistic systems but also within these theistic systems themselves. Religious Diversity explores the breadth and significance of such conflict. Examining the beliefs of various theistic systems, particularly within Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism, Basinger discusses seemingly incompatible claims about many religious issues, including the nature of God and the salvation of humankind. He considers (...)
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    Miracles as Violations: Some Clarifications.David Basinger - 1984 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (1):1-7.
    SINCE THE TIME OF HUME, A MIRACLE HAS MOST FREQUENTLY BEEN DEFINED IN PHILOSOPHICAL CIRCLES AS A VIOLATION OF A NATURAL LAW CAUSED BY A GOD. I ARGUE THAT THERE IS A MEANINGFUL SENSE IN WHICH IT CAN BE SAID THAT A NATURAL LAW HAS BEEN VIOLATED. BUT I FURTHER ARGUE THAT SINCE AN EVENT CAN ONLY BE A VIOLATION IN THIS SENSE IF IT IS NOT CAUSED BY A GOD, NO MIRACLE CAN BE SAID TO BE A VIOLATION OF (...)
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  7. In What Sense Must God Be Omnibenevolent?David Basinger - 1983 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 14 (1):3 - 15.
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    Plantinga, Pluralism and Justified Religious Belief.David Basinger - 1991 - Faith and Philosophy 8 (1):67-80.
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    Petitionary Prayer: A Response to Murray and Meyers.David Basinger - 1995 - Religious Studies 31 (4):475-484.
    In a recent article in this journal, Michael Murray and Kurt Meyers offer us two innovative and thought-provoking responses to the important question of why God would, even occasionally, refrain from giving us that which he can and would like to give us until we request that he do so: to help the believer learn more about God and thus become more like him and to help the believer realize she is dependent on God. I argue that neither explanation is (...)
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    Middle Knowledge and Classical Christian Thought.David Basinger - 1986 - Religious Studies 22 (3-4):407 - 422.
    To say that God is omniscient, most philosophers and theologians agree, is to say that he knows all true propositions and none that are false. But there is a great deal of disagreement about what is knowable. Some believe that God's knowledge is limited to everything that is actual and that which will follow deterministically from it. He knows, for example, exactly what Caesar was thinking when he crossed the Rubicon and how many horses he had in his army that (...)
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  11. Middle Knowledge and Divine Control: Some Clarifications. [REVIEW]David Basinger - 1991 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 30 (3):129 - 139.
    What then have we discovered? The general issue under discussion, remember, is whether it is advantageous or disadvantageous for the theist to affirm MK, especially as this form of knowledge relates to God's control over earthly affairs. As we have seen, both proponents and opponents of MK have claimed that this form of knowledge gives God significant power over earthly affairs, including control over the (indeterministically) free choices of humans.We have seen, though, that such a contention is dubious. There are (...)
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    Why Petition an Omnipotent, Omniscient, Wholly Good God?David Basinger - 1983 - Religious Studies 19 (1):25 - 41.
    Orthodox Christian theists frequently petition God in the sense that they ask him to bring about some state of affairs which they believe may not occur without divine intervention. Such petitions basically fall into three categories: requests in which the petitioner is asking God to influence significantly the natural environment – e.g. calm a hurricane, requests in which the petitioner is asking God to influence significantly the lives ofother individuals – e.g. reconcile the broken marriage of friends, and requests in (...)
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    Omniscience and Deliberation: A Response to Reichenbach. [REVIEW]David Basinger - 1986 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 20 (2/3):169 - 172.
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    I What is a Miracle?David Basinger - 2011 - In Graham H. Twelftree (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Miracles. Cambridge University Press. pp. 19.
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    Must God Create the Best Possible World?: A Response.David Basinger - 1980 - International Philosophical Quarterly 20 (3):339-341.
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    Petitionary Prayer: A Response to Murray and Meyers: David Basinger.David Basinger - 1995 - Religious Studies 31 (4):475-484.
    In a recent article in this journal, Michael Murray and Kurt Meyers offer us two innovative and thought-provoking responses to the important question of why God would, even occasionally, refrain from giving us that which he can and would like to give us until we request that he do so: to help the believer learn more about God and thus become more like him and to help the believer realize she is dependent on God. I argue that neither explanation is (...)
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  17. Middle Knowledge and Human Freedom: Some Clarifications.David Basinger - 1987 - Faith and Philosophy 4 (3):330-336.
    The concept of middle knowledge---God’s knowledge of what would in fact happen in every conceivable situation---is just beginning to receive the attention it deserves, For example, it is just now becoming clear to many that classical theism requires the affirmation of middle knowledge. But this concept is also coming under increasing criticism. The most significant of these, I believe, has been developed in a recent discussion by William Hasker, in which he argues that the concept of a true counterfactual of (...)
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    Divine Omniscience and Human Freedom: A ‘Middle Knowledge’ Perspective.David Basinger - 1984 - Faith and Philosophy 1 (3):291-302.
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    Predestination and Free Will: Four Views of Divine Sovereignty and Human Freedom.David Basinger & Randall Basinger (eds.) - 1986 - Intervarsity Press.
    David Basinger and Randall Basinger present four different answers to the question "If God is in control, are people really free?" Contributors include John Feinberg, Norman Geisler, Bruce Reichenbach and Clark Pinnock.
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    Religious Diversity: Where Exclusivists Often Go Wrong. [REVIEW]David Basinger - 2000 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 47 (1):43-55.
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    The Problem with the 'Problem of Evil'.David Basinger & Randall Basinger - 1994 - Religious Studies 30 (1):89 - 97.
  22. Hick’s Religious Pluralism and “Reformed Epistemology”: A Middle Ground.David Basinger - 1988 - Faith and Philosophy 5 (4):421-432.
    The purpose of this discussion is to analyze comparatively the influential argument for religious pluralism offered by John Hick and the argument for religious exclusivism which can be generated by proponents of what has come to be labeled ‘Reformed Epistemology.’ I argue that while Hick and the Reformed exclusivist appear to be giving us incompatible responses to the same question about the true nature of ‘religious’ reality, they are actually responding to related, but distinct questions, each of which must be (...)
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    Process Theism Versus Free-Will Theism: A Response to Griffin.David Basinger - 1991 - Process Studies 20 (4):204-220.
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    Divine Omniscience and the Soteriological Problem of Evil: Is the Type of Knowledge God Possesses Relevant?David Basinger - 1992 - Religious Studies 28 (1):1.
    The problem of evil normally discussed in philosophical theology is concerned with the pain and suffering experienced in this life . Why do so many innocent children die slow, torturous deaths as the result of disease, famine or earthquakes? Why do so many seemingly innocent adults suffer as the result of the greed, indifference or perversity of others? If God is all-good, then he certainly does not want such suffering. If God is all-powerful, he should be able to do away (...)
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    Divine Omniscience and the Best of All Possible Worlds.David Basinger - 1982 - Journal of Value Inquiry 16 (2):143-148.
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    Evil As Evidence Against God's Existence: Some Clarifications.David Basinger - 1981 - Modern Schoolman 58 (3):175-184.
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    Divine Power in Process Theism: A Philosophical Critique.David Basinger - 1988 - State University of New York Press.
    Process theology likes to compare itself favorably to what it calls classical theism. This book takes that comparison seriously and examines process theology's claim to do better than classical theism.
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    Miracles and Natural Explanations.David Basinger - 1987 - Sophia 26 (3):22 - 26.
    IN A RECENT DISCUSSION ON THE MIRACULOUS, ROBERT LARMER ARGUES THAT THERE ARE CONCEIVABLE OCCURRENCES FOR WHICH IT WOULD BE MOST REASONABLE TO BELIEVE NO NATURAL EXPLANATION WILL BE FORTHCOMING. IN RESPONSE I ARGUE THAT THERE ARE NO SUCH OCCURRENCES. IT IS, IN PRINCIPLE, ALWAYS JUSTIFIABLE TO MAINTAIN THAT ANY CONCEIVABLE EVENT IS THE PRODUCT OF SOLELY NATURAL CAUSAL FACTORS.
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    In What Sense Must God Do His Best: A Response to Hasker. [REVIEW]David Basinger - 1985 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 18 (3):161 - 164.
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    Anderson on Plantinga: A Response.David Basinger - 1982 - Philosophy Research Archives 8:315-320.
    In a recent discussion, Susan Anderson argues that Alvin Plantinga’s version of the Free Will Defense has not shown that the existence of God is neither precluded nor rendered improbable by the existence of evil. She grants Plantinga that God cannot control free actions and that only free actions have moral worth but denies that this entails that God cannot insure a world containing only moral good. God could do so, she argues, simply by taking away the freedom of persons (...)
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    Plantinga's "Free-Will Defense" as a Challenge to Orthodox Theism.David Basinger - 1982 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 3 (2):35 - 41.
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    Process Theism Versus Free-Will Theism: A Response to Griffin.David Basinger - 1991 - Process Studies 20 (4):204-20.
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    Water Into Wine?: An Investigation of the Concept of Miracle. [REVIEW]David Basinger - 1990 - Faith and Philosophy 7 (3):369-371.
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    Determinism and Evil: Some Clarifications.David Basinger - 1982 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 60 (2):163 – 166.
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    Miracles as Violations: Some Clarifications.David Basinger - 1984 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (1):1-7.
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    Evil Revisited: Responses and Reconsiderations. [REVIEW]David Basinger - 1993 - Faith and Philosophy 10 (2):275-279.
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  37. A Middle Way To God, By Garth L. Hallett. [REVIEW]David Basinger - 2001 - Ars Disputandi 1.
     
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    Anderson on Plantinga: A Response.David Basinger - 1982 - Philosophy Research Archives 8:315-320.
    In a recent discussion, Susan Anderson argues that Alvin Plantinga’s version of the Free Will Defense has not shown that the existence of God is neither precluded nor rendered improbable by the existence of evil. She grants Plantinga that God cannot control free actions and that only free actions have moral worth but denies that this entails that God cannot insure a world containing only moral good. God could do so, she argues, simply by taking away the freedom of persons (...)
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    Alvin Plantinga. Edited by James D. Tomberlin and Peter van Inwagen.David Basinger - 1988 - Modern Schoolman 65 (4):265-267.
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    Bibliography: Recent Work on Molinism.David Basinger & Human Freedom - 2011 - In Ken Perszyk (ed.), Molinism: The Contemporary Debate. Oxford University Press. pp. 1--303.
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    Christian Theism and the Concept of Miracle: Some Epistemological Perplexities.David Basinger - 1980 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 18 (2):137-150.
    MANY ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN THEISTS CLAIM THAT THEY HAVE IDENTIFIED (OR AT LEAST HAVE THE CAPACITY TO IDENTIFY) OBSERVABLE PHENOMENA AS MIRACULOUS. I ARGUE THAT, ALTHOUGH THE CHRISTIAN THEIST CAN SUCCESSFULLY CIRCUMVENT THE STANDARD HUMEAN EPISTEMOLOGICAL BARRIER, HE CAN STIPULATE NO OBJECTIVE CRITERIA FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF A MIRACULOUS OCCURRENCE, EVEN IF IT IS GRANTED THAT THE CHRISTIAN GOD EXISTS AND THAT THE CHRISTIAN CANON ACCURATELY DESCRIBES HOW THIS BEING RELATES TO OUR PHYSICAL UNIVERSE. I CONCLUDE, ACCORDINGLY, THAT ’MIRACLE’ MUST NECESSARILY (...)
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    Christian Theism and the Free Will Defence.David Basinger - 1980 - Sophia 19 (2):20-33.
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    Christian Theism and the Concept of Miracle: Some Epistemological Perplexities.David Basinger - 1980 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 18 (2):137-150.
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    Divine Determinateness and the Free Will Defense: Some Clarifications.David Basinger & Randall Basinger - 1982 - Philosophy Research Archives 8:531-534.
    Proponents of The Free Will Defense frequently argue that it is necessary for God to create self-directing beings who possess the capacity for producing evil because, in the words of F.R. Tennant, “moral goodness must be the result of a self-directing developmental process.” But if this is true, David Paulsen has recently argued, then the proponent of the Free Will Defense cannot claim that God has an eternally determinate nature. For if God has an eternally determinatenature and moral goodness must (...)
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    Divine Determinateness and the Free Will Defense: Some Clarifications.David Basinger & Randall Basinger - 1982 - Philosophy Research Archives 8:531-534.
    Proponents of The Free Will Defense frequently argue that it is necessary for God to create self-directing beings who possess the capacity for producing evil because, in the words of F.R. Tennant, “moral goodness must be the result of a self-directing developmental process.” But if this is true, David Paulsen has recently argued, then the proponent of the Free Will Defense cannot claim that God has an eternally determinate nature. For if God has an eternally determinatenature and moral goodness must (...)
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    Divine Knowledge and Divine Control: A Response to Gordon and Sadowsky.David Basinger - 1990 - Religious Studies 26 (2):267 - 275.
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    Divine Knowledge and Divine Control: A Response to Gordon and Sadowsky: David Basinger.David Basinger - 1990 - Religious Studies 26 (2):267-275.
    To say that God is omniscient is normally to say that God knows all true propositions and none that are false. But what exactly is knowable? Some believe that God possesses only ‘present knowledge’ . All that is know-able is that which is actual and that which follows deterministically from it. Others believe that God possesses ‘simple foreknowledge’ . God can also know what will actually happen, including what humans will freely do. And still others believe that God possesses ‘middle (...)
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    Divine Omnipotence: Plantinga Vs. Griffin.David Basinger & Randall Basinger - 1981 - Process Studies 11 (1):11-24.
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    Divine Omnipotence: Plantinga Vs. Griffin.David Basinger & Randall Basinger - 1981 - Process Studies 11 (1):11-24.
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  50. Divine Power in Process Theism: A Philosophical Critique.David Basinger - 1992 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 32 (2):120-121.
     
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