Katherine Sweet


My name is Katherine Sweet, and I am a doctoral candidate in philosophy at Saint Louis University.

I am a philosophy instructor at Saint Louis University on graduate assistantship for the year 2021-2022.


(European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 2022)


Arguments from divine hiddenness attempt to show that God, as understood by traditional theists, does not exist. Eleonore Stump has claimed that, contrary to a key premise in such arguments, it is possible for God to have a personal relationship with human beings who do not believe that he exists. In this paper I describe Stump’s defense of divine hiddenness, as well as her account of the human will. I show that her account of the knowledge of persons does not solve the problem of divine hiddenness. I also argue that Stump’s account of the will commits her to the claim that nonbelief in God entails resistance to God. I conclude with a few potential replies and my own responses to them.