On 1/18 the Analytic Theology Seminar was treated to a talk by Michael Rea. Rea, who is giving this year’s Gifford Lectures presented the seminar with a version of one of the lectures he will be presenting in that series. Here are some notes from his talk.
Oliver Crisp (Left), Michael Rea (Middle), along with Daffy Duck making a Cameo (back, center)
Divine Love & Personality
Goal: Examine the nature of divine love with an eye to the problem of divine hiddenness.
- The fact that God has a personality give some reasons to doubt the divine hiddenness problem.
Main premise: If a perfectly loving God exists then there is a God who is always open to a personal relationship with everyone.
- There is no non-resistant non-belief (God will always do something the remove all obstacles for non-belief/relationship.)
- Schellenberg – the minimum God could do is give people evidence…
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