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Believing by Faith : an Essay in the Epistemology and Ethics of Religious Belief

Author: John Bishop; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Does our available evidence show that some particular religion is correct? If no religious beliefs can be shown true on the evidence, can it be right to make a religious commitment? Should people  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Bishop; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199205547 019920554X
OCLC Number: 318618296
Description: 1 online resource (262 pages)
Contents: Preface ; 1. Introduction: towards an acceptable fideism ; 2. The 'justifiability' of faith-beliefs: an ultimately moral issue ; 3. The epistemic justifiability of faith-beliefs: an ambiguity thesis ; 4. Responses to evidential ambiguity: isolationist and Reformed epistemologies ; 5. Faith as doxastic venture ; 6. Believing by faith: a Jamesian position ; 7. Integrationist values: limiting permissible doxastic venture ; 8. Arguments for supra-evidential fideism ; 9. Conclusion: a moral preference for modest fideism? ; Bibliography
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