A reader wrote in to ask for advice on material relevant from the move from Bare Theism to Xn Theism. I’m sympathetic with that request, because I think it’s a neglected point. I think that might be because there is much historical material which must come into the discussion then, and many philosophers aren’t as comfortable/knowledgeable about that.
Swinburne is both comfortable and knowledgeable in that area, and has written a fair amount about it across several books. An outline of suggested readings follows.
1. _Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy_,
“The Need for a Revelation”
“The four tests for a Revelation”
Origin, Church, Theology, Bible.
Gives an overview for what a revelation would look like and why it might be expected, along with an overview of the relevant loci classici of Christian revelation.
2. _The Christian God_
Chapter 9 “The Possibility of Incarnation”
and 10. “The Evidence of Incarnation”
3. Perhaps _Was Jesus God?_ *just* for an overview of the case he’ll be making in
4. _The Resurrection of God Incarnate_.
A very nicely set out case for the resurrection of Jesus.
He even gives an estimate of the probability! Some have scoffed at this, but A. They miss the point of it, and B. They’re free to defend their own values of the variables. I’ll take on that debate.