Alvin Plantinga Archive

Academic Intervention

This volume belongs to the “Interventions” series, which aims to confront the prevailing nihilism of the academy with a rigorous, interdisciplinary defense of central theological insights. At the root of much of this nihilism is naturalism—the thesis that the natural world is all there is. Naturalism excludes not only God, but also the soul, undermining […]

A Reasonable Belief

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 31, number 6 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: Since 9/11, many in the “New Atheism” movement have done their best to undermine theism of any kind. While it would have been easy to have rolled […]

The Presumptuousness of Atheism

Atheist Antony Flew has said that the “onus of proof must lie upon the theist.”1 Unless compelling reasons for God’s existence can be given, there is the “presumption of atheism.” Another atheist, Michael Scriven, considers the lack of evidence for God’s existence and the lack of evidence for Santa Claus on the same level.2 However, […]