A few weeks ago, Gavin Ortlund ( @TruthUnites ) released a video exploring the argument from divine hiddenness and giving several objections to it. While I appreciated Gavin's wrestling with the argument, I did not think his objections are successful. This video seeks to respond to those objections by clarifying aspects of Schellenberg's reasoning.
Gavin's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=_d-6UhOS0FE
00:00 - Opening Comments 01:36 - Gavin's Opening Comments
03:20 - THESIS ONE 04:53 - Humility and its implications 05:51 - Premise one: love and its implications 07:14 - A personal relationship 08:09 - openness 09:00 - responding to THESIS ONE
10:20 - THESIS TWO 11:26 - Defining 'nonresistant nonbelief' 12:33 - The causal component 13:24 - A categorical denial of NRNB? 14:10 - Self report testimony as evidence 15:53 - Ancient Nonbelief 17:22 - A clarification 18:20 - Schellenberg in context 19:03 - God & goodness 20:24 - Methods of ensuring belief 22:44 - Beliefless relationship 23:38 - Personal relationship
24:44 - THESIS THREE 25:32 - Two reasons 25:52 - Rephrasing the objection 26:36 - Hiddenness is Good for us 27:49 - Why that cannot be the case 28:41 - Incompatible with divine love 29:11 - Hiddenness is not required for character growth 29:46 - Alternate way to achieve these …