Volume 10, Issue 2, 2008
Responding to New Resurrection Challenges
D. Stephen Long
Crossing with Caution
William Abraham seeks to free Western Christianity from its epistemological captivity, at least as that captivity takes the form of a “criterion” that seeks certainty. To do so, he has developed “canonical theism,” an intriguing argument that draws on diverse means of grace for knowledge of God as justified belief. In Crossing the Threshold he gives us the epistemology for that project. Yet questions remains as to why it still needs an epistemology, why knowledge remains justified belief, and why it cannot find more allies in other contemporary theological sensibilities.