Love That Takes Time: Pursuing Relationship in the Context of Hiddenness

Authors

  • Derek King University of St Andrews

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24204/ejpr.2021.3162

Keywords:

Hiddenness, Schellenberg, Love

Abstract

This paper offers a fresh strategy for responding to J.L. Schellenberg’s argument from divine hiddenness, called the dianthropic strategy. First, it shows how Schellenberg’s understanding of openness is deficient by arguing that openness to relationship is consistent with initial concealment. Then, the paper develops the dianthropic strategy, which focuses on the role of other persons in making a relationship between God and the nonbeliever more likely. It distinguishes this strategy from the responsibility argument and anticipates objections.

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Published

2021-06-30

How to Cite

King, Derek. 2021. “Love That Takes Time: Pursuing Relationship in the Context of Hiddenness”. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 13 (2):121-43. https://doi.org/10.24204/ejpr.2021.3162.

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Research Articles