The hiddenness argument revisited (I)

@article{Schellenberg2005TheHA,
  title={The hiddenness argument revisited (I)},
  author={J. Schellenberg},
  journal={Religious Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={41},
  pages={201 - 215}
}
More than a few philosophers have sought to answer the atheistic argument from reasonable non-belief (a.k.a. the argument from divine hiddenness or the hiddenness argument) presented in my 1993 book Divine Hiddenness and Human Reason. In this first of two essays in response, I focus on objections sharing the defect – sometimes well-hidden – of irrelevance, using their shortcomings to highlight important features of the argument that are commonly overlooked. 
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