Religious Studies

The hiddenness argument revisited (II)

a1 Department of Philosophy/Religious Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3M 2J6

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In this second of two essays responding to critical discussion of my Divine Hiddenness and Human Reason, I show how an ‘accommodationist’ strategy can be used to defuse objections that were not exposed as irrelevant by the first essay. This strategy involves showing that the dominant concern of reasons for divine withdrawal can be met or accommodated within the framework of divine–human relationship envisaged by the hiddenness argument. I conclude that critical discussion leaves the argument very much alive and kicking, and indeed strengthened as it moves into its second decade of life.