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Faith with Reason

Paul Helm


This book studies the nature of religious faith, investigating what makes it reasonable. Religious belief needs to meet and sustain philosophical scrutiny just as any other type of belief does; nothing about religion purchases immunity from this. But at the same time religious epistemology must also respect the contours of religion, the distinctiveness of the subject-matter of religious belief. The book looks sympathetically at two currently prominent ways of defending the rationality of religious belief: ‘Reformed’ epistemology and the cumulative case for theism. It argues that the reasonable ... More

Keywords: religious faith, religious belief, philosophical scrutiny, religious epistemology, reformed epistemology, theism, belief and trust, faith and virtue

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199256631
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256631.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Helm, author
King's College London