On (Not) Believing That God Has Answered a Prayer

Brian Embry

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Scott Davison has raised an epistemic challenge to the doctrine of petitionary prayer. Roughly, the challenge is that we cannot know or have reason to believe that a prayer has been answered. Davison argues that the epistemic challenge undermines all the extant defenses of petitionary prayer. I argue that it does not.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-141
Number of pages9
JournalFaith and Philosophy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Petitionary prayer

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