Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics (PhD)
C. Fred Smith
Secular, Demons, Epistemology, Historian's Rules
Philosophy | Religion
Ragsdale, Mark P., "Deploying Secular Historian's Rules as an Apologetic Method to Persuade Secular Naturalists/Humanists that Demons Exist" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4313.
Secular Humanists/Naturalists presuppose a priori that the existence and activity of non-material, incorporeal, spirit beings are not possible. Like a First Order Skeptic argues that one cannot be sure of anything beyond perception, the Secularist accepts existence of all that is material while rejecting any spiritual realm. The dissertation qualitatively ties together themes arguing that the same standards secularists apply to vetting any commonly accepted historical event whatever also inductively supports the existence and activity of demons.