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Knowledge, Belief, and GodNew Insights in Religious Epistemology$
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Matthew A. Benton, John Hawthorne, and Dani Rabinowitz

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198798705

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198798705.001.0001

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Delusions of Knowledge Concerning God’s Existence

Delusions of Knowledge Concerning God’s Existence

A Skeptical Look at Religious Experience

(p.288) 14 Delusions of Knowledge Concerning God’s Existence
Knowledge, Belief, and God

Keith DeRose

Oxford University Press

The author suspects that hardly anyone, if anyone at all, knows whether God exists. In this chapter he explains, and to some extent defends, this suspicion. His focus is limited to exploring what seems to be the most promising proposal as to how it might be that at least some people could know whether God exists—which turns out to be a way by which some theists might know that God does indeed exist: by means of religious experience. The author explains why it looks to him as if, at least in almost all cases, even if these people are right about God’s existence, the way in question fails to be a way by which they know that God exists.

Keywords:   religious epistemology, knowledge of God’s existence, religious experience, scepticism about knowledge, rationality of religious belief, religious knowledge

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