chapter  8
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Conclusion

Let me end this enquiry by stating my conclusions, before returning to the question with which I began, that of the methodological naturalism of the modern sciences.

8.1 A SILVER BULLET?

In Chapters 1 to 4 of this study, I examined a number of the objections that might be raised against proposed theistic explanations. Those objections will by now be familiar. The fi rst is that proposed theistic explanations exclude no possible state of affairs; the second is that the actions of an agent capable of miracles would be unpredictable; the third suggests that the very concept of God is incoherent; the fourth maintains that the will of God cannot be a cause. I have argued that while these objections raise some serious issues with which a theist philosopher ought to grapple, they do not, in themselves, rule out the possibility of a successful theistic explanation.