Book Review

Fidei Defensor

Knowledge and Christian Belief
by Alvin Plantinga

Eerdmans, 2015
(129 pages, $16.00, paperback)

reviewed by Graeme Hunter

Ever since the Enlightenment, religious belief of all kinds has come under close, unsympathetic scrutiny. Christianity has been the main target, of course, because it is the religion that fathered the Enlightenment, and therefore the one that must be buried before the enlightened can consider themselves free. With time, the attacks on Christianity have grown fiercer, and it is not unusual today to be warned of coming persecution and even martyrdom in the very Western countries that once were Christian. How could such apostasy have come upon us?

The so-called New Atheists shrilly proclaim that Christian belief fell prey to discoveries . . .

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Graeme Hunter is a contributing editor to Touchstone and Research Professor of Philosophy at Dominican University College in Ottawa. He is the author of Radical Protestantism in Spinoza's Thought (Ashgate).

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