Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 45, 2008

Philosophy of Religion

Gary Stephen Elkins
Pages 101-108

Rethinking Religious Epistemology

Philosophers of religion propose an assortment of epistemic preferences with reference to the extent and limits of knowledge of God, ranging from moderate fideism to robust rationalism. In the past two decades, a seismic shift has occurred away from more classical strategies to movements that reflect the current Zeitgeist (e.g. postmodernism and pseudo-modernism). In my paper, I will argue for rational confidence and epistemic modesty in an attempt to find some balance between faith and reason.

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