Volume 20, Issue 1, 2018
Symposium on Dualism and Physicalism
John M. DePoe
Hold on Loosely, But Don’t Let Go
Evaluating the Evidential Impact of Religious Disagreement
The problem of peer disagreement represents a growing challenge to justified religious belief. After surveying the state of the dialectic of the problem, I explore three ways for religious believers to remain steadfast in light of religious disagreement. The first two ways focus on the believer’s basing his religious beliefs on a direct awareness of the truth or evidence of his beliefs. The third way considers the virtue of faith as a means for resisting peer disagreement.