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Letters to a Skeptic: Alexander Campbell on Rationality, Religious Belief, and Evil

Mark Wiebe
Southern Methodist University
Ph.D. Student, Systematic Theology
mwiebe@mail.smu.edu

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Abstract

This study focuses on Alexander Campbell's correspondence with an unnamed 'skeptic.' The skeptic is concerned with the problem of evil and questions the rationality of the Bible and Christian faith. Campbell provides weighty, creative responses, particularly regarding the problem of evil, which find a parallel in the work of thinkers like Alvin Plantinga a century later. I explore Campbell's responses, with particular attention to the influence of Locke's epistemology, and also ask what he might add to the contemporary conversation.

 
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