Faith and Epistemology:
Religious Truth Claims and Epistemic Warrant


Julius (Rex) Gurney III

Gurney teaches history at William Jessup University in Rocklin, CA. He obtained his PhD from Union Theological Seminary (Richmond, VA) in 1999.


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Article Information:

Author: Julius Gurney III

Title: "Faith and Epistemology: Religious Truth Claims and Epistemic Warrant"

Journal: Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry

Journal Issue: Volume 2, Number 1

Date: Spring 2020

Pages: 207-16

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33929/sherm.2020.vol2.no1.09

Abstract

This essay argues for the rationality of truth claims arising from religious faith over against the contention that such claims are, at best, viewed as subjective “value” language or, at worst, strictly irrational. An argument will be offered for the epistemic warrant of faith-based claims, not for the objective veracity of the religious claims themselves.


 

Keywords: Religious Faith, Epistemology, Knowledge, Justified Belief

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(footnote) Julius Gurney III, “Faith and Epistemology: Religious Truth Claims and Epistemic Warrant,” Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry 2, no. 1 (Spring 2020): 207‒16, https://doi.org/10.33929/sherm.2020.vol2.no1.09.

(bibliography) Gurney, Julius III. “Faith and Epistemology: Religious Truth Claims and Epistemic Warrant.” Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry 2, no. 1 (Spring 2020): 207‒16. https://doi.org/10.33929/sherm.2020.vol2.no1.09.

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Gurney, Julius III. “Faith and Epistemology: Religious Truth Claims and Epistemic Warrant.” Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry, vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 2020, doi.org/10.33929/sherm.2020.vol2.no1.09, pp. 207‒16.

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Gurney, J., III. (2020). Faith and Epistemology: Religious Truth Claims and Epistemic Warrant. Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry, 2(1), 207‒16. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.33929/sherm.2020.vol2.no1.09.

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