Its Most Recent Statement
In this chapter, three general characteristics of Schellenberg’s hiddenness argument arediscussed, namely that it is anti-theistic, deductive, and evidentialistic. Moreover, Weidner introduces and discusses the relevance of the terms propositional hiddenness, experiential hiddenness, experiential evidence, and propositional evidence. The bulk of the chapter consists of a much-needed exposition of the details of the hiddenness argument and its premises. That is, Weidner explicates Schellenberg’s concepts of divine relational-personal love and God’s openness for relationship (premises 1 and 2), belief and non-belief that God exists as well as the role of experiential evidence, i.e., religious experience (premise 4), and four different types of nonresistant nonbelievers (premise 6).