Belief, Resistance, and Grace: Stump on Divine Hiddenness

Authors

  • Katherine E. Sweet Saint Louis University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24204/ejpr.2021.3227

Keywords:

divine hiddenness, knowledge of persons, will, resistance, grace

Abstract

Arguments from divine hiddenness attempt to show that God, as understood by traditional Christianity, does not exist.Eleonore Stump has argued that, contrary to a key premise in such arguments, it is possible for God to have a personal relationship with human beings who do not believe that he exists. I describe Stump’s account of the will and describe its connection to her explanation of divine hiddenness. Specifically, I show that her account of the knowledge of persons cannot solve the problem of divine hiddenness. I also argue that Stump’s account of the will commits her to the claim that lacking belief in God’s existence entails resistance to God’s grace.

Author Biography

Katherine E. Sweet, Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University

Department of Philosophy

Graduate Student, Doctoral Candidate

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Published

2022-03-08

How to Cite

Sweet, Katherine E. 2022. “Belief, Resistance, and Grace: Stump on Divine Hiddenness”. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 14 (1):181-205. https://doi.org/10.24204/ejpr.2021.3227.