Kevin Diller [3]Kevin S. Diller [2]
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    Karl Barth and the Relationship Between Philosophy and Theology.Kevin Diller - 2010 - Heythrop Journal 51 (6):1035-1052.
    It is commonly held that Karl Barth emphatically rejected the usefulness of philosophy for theology. In this essay I explore the implications of Barth's theological epistemology for the relationship and proper boundaries between philosophy and theology, given its origin in Barth's theology of revelation. I seek to clarify Barth's position with respect to philosophy by distinguishing the contingency of its offence from any necessary incompatibility. Barth does not reject philosophy per se, but the way in which philosophy is typically conducted. (...)
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    Are Sin and Evil Necessary for a Really Good World?: Questions for Alvin Plantinga's Felix Culpa Theodicy.Kevin Diller - 2008 - Faith and Philosophy 25 (1):87-101.
    Arguably, the most philosophically nuanced defense of a Felix Culpa theodicy, born out of serious theological reflection, is to be found in Alvin Plantinga’srecent article entitled “Superlapsarianism, or ‘O Felix Culpa.’” In this paper I look at Plantinga’s argument for the necessity of evil as a means to God’s fargreater ends and raise four objections to it. The arguments I give are aimed at the theological adequacy of explaining the emergence of evil as a functionalgood. I conclude that Plantinga’s Felix (...)
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    Can Arguments Boost Warrant for Christian Belief? Warrant Boosting and the Primacy of Divine Revelation.Kevin S. Diller - 2011 - Religious Studies 47 (2):185-200.
    It is well known that in Reformed circles there is significant doubt about the extent of the role natural theology might play in warranting Christian belief. I argue that even if we accept the core theological reservations and philosophical commitments shared by the likes of Karl Barth and Reformed epistemologists, there remains room for the arguments of natural theology to serve a vital, positive function. I offer a proposal for how we might think about the co-ordination of multiple sources of (...)
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