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Evidence and Religious Belief

Kelly James Clark and Raymond J. VanArragon


A fundamental question in the field of religious epistemology asks whether religious belief must be based on evidence in order to be properly held. In recent years two prominent positions on this issue have been staked out: evidentialism, which claims that proper religious belief requires evidence; and Reformed epistemology, which claims that it does not. This book contains eleven chapters by prominent philosophers which push the discussion in new directions. The book has three parts. Chapters in the first part explore the demand for evidence: some object to it while others seek to restate it ... More

Keywords: religious epistemology, evidentialism, reformed epistemology, evidence, common consent, divine freedom

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199603718
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603718.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kelly James Clark, editor
Calvin College, Michigan
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Raymond J. VanArragon, editor
Bethel University, Minnesota
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