The Testimony of the Spirit

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R. Douglas Geivett, Paul K. Moser
  • Oxford, U.K.: 
    Oxford University Press
    , May
     296 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


The theme of the testimony of the Spirit of God is found in various Biblical writings, but it has received inadequate attention in recent theology, Biblical studies, and the philosophy of religion. This book corrects that inadequacy from an interdisciplinary perspective, including theology, Biblical studies, philosophy of religion, ethics, psychology, aesthetics, and apologetics. The book includes previously unpublished work on the topic of the testimony of the Spirit in connection with: its role in Biblical literature, an ontology of the Spirit, conscience and the voice of God, moral knowledge, religious diversity and spiritual testimony, psychology and neuroscience, community and language, art and beauty, desire and gender, apologetics, and the church and discernment. The book includes a General Introduction that identifies some key theological and philosophical topics that bear on the topic of the testimony of the Spirit, and it concludes with a bibliography on the testimony of the Spirit. The book pursues its topics in a manner accessible to a wide range of readers from various disciplines, including college students, educated non-academics, and researchers.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

R. Douglas Geivett is professor of philosophy in the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He is the author of Evil and the Evidence for God, and co-editor of the books Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology, In Defense of MiraclesBeing Good: Christian Virtues of Everyday Life, and Christian Apologists and Their Critics.

Paul K. Moser is professor of philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago. He is the author of Philosophy after ObjectivityThe Elusive God, The Evidence for God, The Severity of God; editor of The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology, A Priori Knowledge; co-editor of Human Knowledge, 3d ed.. He is the General Editor of The Oxford Handbooks of Philosophy. He is past Editor of the American Philosophical Quarterly.


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