Proofs, Persuasion and the Truth Problem

Article by   November 2014
In much of the history of apologetics, the notion of proof has been central. A defense of the faith, so it goes, is given when one gives a proof, or proofs, for the existence of a god. Once the proof is given, the apologetic task is done, and it might be prudent for the apologist to introduce his interlocutor to his pastor so that the central details of who this god is might be discussed. continue

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Posted November 17, 2014 @ 4:00 PM by Robert Brady

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