Reformed Epistemology and the Cognitive Science of Religion

Faith and Philosophy 27 (2):174-189 (2010)
Reformed epistemology and cognitive science have remarkably converged on belief in God. Reformed epistemology holds that belief in God is basic—that is, belief in God is a natural, non-inferential belief that is immediately produced by a cognitive faculty. Cognitive science of religion also holds that belief in gods is (often) non-reflectively and instinctively produced—that is, non-inferentially and automatically produced by a cognitive faculty or system. But there are differences. In this paper, we will show some remarkable points of convergence, and a few points of divergence, between Reformed epistemology and the cognitive science of religion
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.5840/faithphil201027216
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 16,661
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Peter C. Appleby (1988). Reformed Epistemology, Rationality and Belief in God. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 24 (3):129 - 141.
Michael Sudduth (2009). Revisiting the ‘Reformed Objection’ to Natural Theology. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 2 (2):37-62.
Deane-Peter Baker (2005). Plantinga's Reformed Epistemology: What's the Question? [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 57 (2):77 - 103.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

103 ( #29,821 of 1,726,249 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

20 ( #41,183 of 1,726,249 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.