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Religious Experience
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Swinburne's 5
Public: miracle (multiple witnesses) assigning religious significance to e.g. sunset
Private: can be explained can't be explained being guided
Swinburne's 2
Credulity normally trust senses, should here too
Testimony normally trust people, should here too
James's 4
Noetic revelations
Transient temporary
Passive can't control…

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Analytic and synthetic statements
"God is that than which no greater can be conceived"
Greater to exist in mind and reality than only one, so God must exist
The fool understands concept but does not accept
Part of God's essence is to exist
God is…

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Statements can be meaningful without being true I have five cats, or there is a God
who listens when I pray

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Used to connect partially similar things to make the unclear easier to understand e.g. Paley's
Cannot talk of God univocally (using words exactly the…

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Braithwaite religious language not factually meaningful (VP and FP pointless on it)
but it is a tool Christians talking about Jesus' resurrection serves to encourage them
to live the Christian good life (very liberal, evangelicals don't agree)
Hick celestial city, beliefs won't be confirmed until the end but they will…

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Absolutism gives certainty and universality
Disagreement some Catholics, many Protestants have reservations (such as about
salvation coming from moral laws rather than God's grace)
There aren't any clear, universal laws e.g. cultural differences
Too rigid
Contradictions Jesus says turn the other cheek, NML allows for selfpreservation

Virtue Ethics


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