Citation Millar A (1981) Understanding Theism. Religious Studies, 17 (3), pp. 311-321. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0034412500012993
Abstract The article is a discussion of the relation between experience and theistic religious belief. It is suggested that interpreters of theism should look to morality and human nature for the perplexities which appear to demand the truth of theism. Rather than explore this topic in highly general terms, the article deals with aspects of the thought of Augustine of Hippo by way of a case study. It is argued that, contrary to the thinking of some contemporary philosophers of religion, theistic ideas should be viewed as having an explanatory role.
Keywords Augustine of Hippo; explanation; human nature; morality; religious experience; religious belief; theism