The Epistemology of Religion

[Revised entry by Peter Forrest on May 26, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Contemporary epistemology of religion may conveniently be treated as a debate over whether evidentialism
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[Revised entry by Peter Forrest on May 26, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Contemporary epistemology of religion may conveniently be treated as a debate over whether evidentialism applies to religious beliefs, or whether we should instead adopt a more permissive epistemology. Here evidentialism is the initially plausible position that a belief is justified only if "it is proportioned to the evidence". For example, suppose a local weather forecaster has noticed that over the two hundred years since records began a wetter than average Winter is followed in 85% of...

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