6. Theology In The Know

  1. John R. Shook

Published Online: 6 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328042.ch6

The God Debates

The God Debates

How to Cite

Shook, J. R. (2010) Theology In The Know, in The God Debates, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328042.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 27 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336412

Online ISBN: 9781444328042



  • Theology In The Know, scrutiny of atheology - Theology From The Scripture, and pseudo-history;
  • Theology In The Know, securing knowledge of god - roles of reason and evidence recast;
  • first argument, using premises - from pseudo-history, pseudo-science and pseudo-cosmology;
  • religious belief, and a logical contradiction - implying a logical contradiction;
  • natural theology, seeking special natural features - pointing to god;
  • arguments from ignorance, first argument - pseudo-history, pseudo-science and pseudo-cosmology;
  • religious epistemologies, and Theology In The Know - elevation of reason, logic and science, not tolerated;
  • religious pseudo-history principles - claims of scripture, knowable truths about god and Jesus;
  • ITK2, and Christian theology - defending against skepticism, atheism and naturalism;
  • Christian social epistemology (CSE) - and multiple methods of gaining religious knowledge


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Arguments from Ignorance

  • Religious Epistemologies

  • Knowledge, Justification, and Truth

  • The Religious Community

  • The Arguments from Pseudo-theology