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Jonbäck, Francis
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Stenmark, M., Johannesson, K., Jonbäck, F. & Zackariasson, U. (Eds.). (2018). Filosofiska metoder i praktiken. Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis
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2018 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2018. p. 343
Series
Uppsala Studies in Philosophy of Religion ; 5
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-341909 (URN)978-91-513-0364-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-08-01 Created: 2018-02-15 Last updated: 2018-08-28Bibliographically approved
Jonbäck, F. (2016). The God who Seeks but Seems to Hide. (Doctoral dissertation). Uppsala: Department of Theology, Uppsala University
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2016 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to reconstruct and evaluate two types of responses to an evidential argument from divine hiding, namely the ‘value agnostic’ response and the ‘theodicy’ response. In the study, the term ‘divine hiding’ refers to the experience of all those who find themselves having inconclusive evidence for the existence of God.

According to the argument in focus, the fact that there is divine hiding that does not seem to be necessary for any particular greater good, or to avoid a worse evil, makes it improbable that God exists.

In accordance with the value agnostic response, it is argued that it would not be surprising if divine hiding were necessary to realise greater goods or to avoid worse evils that are beyond our ken. In which case the goods or avoidance of evils in question could figure in a reason God might have for hiding. It is concluded that the value agnostic response is successful.

The theodicy response states that divine hiding is probably necessary to realise greater goods or to avoid worse evils that are within our ken. It is argued that it would not be surprising if the realisation of the goods or avoidance of evils in question would in turn be sufficient for the realisation of worse evils that are beyond our ken. In which case the goods and avoidance of evils referred to in the theodicy response could not figure in a reason God might have for hiding. It is concluded that the theodicy response is a failure

Finally, some further problems and prospects on which the study sheds light are discussed. In particular, it is argued that – although believers do not seem to have an evidential problem with believing in a God who seems to hide there might be an existential or practical problem, in particular for non-believers, when seeking a God who seems to hide.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Department of Theology, Uppsala University, 2016. p. 147
Keywords
Divine hiding, Sceptical theism, Theism, Theodicy, Value agnosticism
National Category
Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-305971 (URN)978-91-506-2609-4 (ISBN)
Public defence
2016-12-09, Geijersalen, Engelska Parken, Thunbergsvägen 3B, Uppsala, 09:30 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2016-11-18 Created: 2016-10-24 Last updated: 2017-01-24Bibliographically approved
Jonbäck, F. (2015). How to Be a Friendly Atheist Indeed. Forum Philosophicum
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2015 (English)In: Forum PhilosophicumArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Krakow: , 2015
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-263106 (URN)
Available from: 2015-09-25 Created: 2015-09-25 Last updated: 2015-09-25
Jonbäck, F. (2015). Lidandets problem: – Ska man vidga gudsbilden eller (kanske) klandra Gud?. In: Att undervisa om människosyn och gudsuppfattningar inom och mellan religioner.: Med utgångspunkt i kurs- och ämnesplanerna för religionskunskap i Lgr11 och Gy11.. Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lidandets problem: – Ska man vidga gudsbilden eller (kanske) klandra Gud?
2015 (Swedish)In: Att undervisa om människosyn och gudsuppfattningar inom och mellan religioner.: Med utgångspunkt i kurs- och ämnesplanerna för religionskunskap i Lgr11 och Gy11., Liber, 2015Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Liber, 2015
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-231499 (URN)000339980700011 ()
Available from: 2014-09-08 Created: 2014-09-08 Last updated: 2015-01-02
Jonbäck, F. (2013). A Very Friendly Atheism Indeed. In: : . Paper presented at The British Society for the Philosophy of Religion, Conference: Atheisms.
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2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-204682 (URN)
Conference
The British Society for the Philosophy of Religion, Conference: Atheisms
Available from: 2013-08-08 Created: 2013-08-08 Last updated: 2013-08-08
Jonbäck, F. (2013). Generic Theistic Reliabilism. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 5(3), 139-148
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2013 (English)In: European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, ISSN 1689-8311, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 139-148Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, I present the recently much discussed Value Challenge for Theories of Knowledge and formulate Generic Theistic Reliabilism as a theory, which can answer this challenge, with respect to Theism and the proposition ‘God exists’.

National Category
Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-204663 (URN)
Available from: 2013-08-08 Created: 2013-08-08 Last updated: 2014-02-19Bibliographically approved
Jonbäck, F. (2013). How to Be a Friendly Skeptical Theist. Forum Philosophicum, 17(2), 197-210
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2013 (English)In: Forum Philosophicum, ISSN 1426-1898, Vol. 17, no 2, p. 197-210Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper Skeptical Theism is described, applied and defended. Furthermore, William Rowe’s position of Friendly Atheism is described and a version of Friendly Theism suggested. It is shown that Skeptical Theism can be defended against two common arguments and that skeptical theists might be able to adopt the position of Friendly Theism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Krakow: , 2013
Keywords
Skeptical Theism Friendly Atheism Friendly Theism The argument from evil William Rowe Michael Bergmann
National Category
Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-198777 (URN)
Available from: 2013-04-24 Created: 2013-04-24 Last updated: 2014-02-19Bibliographically approved
Jonbäck, F. (2013). In Defense of Skeptical Theism. In: : . Paper presented at Templeton-Cluster-Initiative: "Divine Omnipotence, Human Freedom and the Problem of Evil - Towards an Analytic Concept of Theodicy".
Open this publication in new window or tab >>In Defense of Skeptical Theism
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-218746 (URN)
Conference
Templeton-Cluster-Initiative: "Divine Omnipotence, Human Freedom and the Problem of Evil - Towards an Analytic Concept of Theodicy"
Available from: 2014-02-16 Created: 2014-02-16 Last updated: 2014-02-16
Jonbäck, F. (2013). Logical Religous Exclusivism and Truth. Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 48(1), 121-124
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Logical Religous Exclusivism and Truth
2013 (English)In: Journal of Ecumenical Studies, ISSN 0022-0558, E-ISSN 2162-3937, Vol. 48, no 1, p. 121-124Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Philadelphia: , 2013
Keywords
Exclusivism, Truth, Religion
National Category
Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-198776 (URN)
Available from: 2013-04-24 Created: 2013-04-24 Last updated: 2017-12-06
Jonbäck, F. (2012). An Evaluation of Skeptical Theism. Svensk teologisk kvartalskrift, 88(1), 29-34
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An Evaluation of Skeptical Theism
2012 (English)In: Svensk teologisk kvartalskrift, ISSN 0039-6761, Vol. 88, no 1, p. 29-34Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: , 2012
Keywords
Skeptical Theism, The problem of Evil, The problem of Divine Hiddenness
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-191269 (URN)
Available from: 2013-01-09 Created: 2013-01-09 Last updated: 2017-12-06
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