Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Is Genuine Religious Inquiry Incompatible with Christian Commitment?
Abstract: In this paper, I present and explain two competing arguments: one for the conclusion that all Christians ought to be willing to revise all of their beliefs about Jesus, and the other for the conclusion that it is not the case that all Christians ought to be willing to revise all of their beliefs about Jesus. Each argument on its own seems rather plausible. This causes trouble. I argue that the way out of the trouble is to identify an important ambiguity in the arguments. Unfortunately, this way out of the trouble brings new trouble for Christians. I consider one way out of this new trouble and argue that it is not defensible. Christians have some work to do.