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Swinburne's apologetic strategy for theism evaluated

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 August 2017

University of Utrecht, Achter de Dom 20, 3512 JP Utrecht, The Netherlands


In this article, I classify Richard Swinburne's apologetic strategy for theism, and raise eight structural problems with regard to his Bayesian approach. For example, is theism really a meaningful theory? Does it have any predictive power? If so, isn't theism a degenerating research programme? Furthermore, is it legitimate to immunize theism against empirical refutations? Is Swinburne's tactic of doing so successful?

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