Newman Studies Journal

Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 2006

Edward Jeremy Miller
Pages 12-22

Warranting Christian Belief in Afterlife
Testing Newman’s Grammar of Assent

Most people believe in an afterlife, but is such a belief warranted? While Newman did not specifically treat the doctrine of afterlife, his Grammar of Assent furnishes a trajectory that shows that Christians can believe in this doctrine with a warranted assent, precisely because the Church is a warranted belief.