Consensus Gentium: Reflections on the 'Common Consent' Argument for the Existence of God

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Abstract

According to proponents of the Common Consent Argument for the Existence of God, the fact that theistic belief is widespread is itself evidence that God exists. This chapter examines what might be said for and against a relatively modest version of the argument. Some attention is also given to more general questions concerning the epistemic significance of consensus and 'consensus gentium' arguments.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationEvidence and Religious Belief
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191729287
ISBN (Print)9780199603718
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 22 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities

Keywords

  • Arguments for god
  • Common consent
  • Consensus
  • Consensus gentium
  • Evidence
  • God

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