Faith

Edited by Daniel J. McKaughan (Boston College)
Assistant editor: Margaret Turnbull (Boston College)
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Focuses specifically on issues related to the nature, value, and rationality of faith, religious and non-religious, and on questions about how faith relates to attitudes such as trust, faithfulness, loyalty, hope, belief, and doubt.

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  1. The Logic of Faith and Belief.Raziel Abelson - 1961 - In Sidney Hook (ed.), Religious Experience and Truth. New York University Press. pp. 116--129.
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  2. Moral Faith.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1995 - Journal of Philosophy 92 (2):75-95.
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  3. The Knight of Faith.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1990 - Faith and Philosophy 7 (4):383-395.
    The essay is about the “Preliminary Expectoration” of Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling. It argues that “the absurd” there refers primarily to the practical paradox that in faith (so it is claimed) one must simultaneously renounce and gladly accept a loved object. In other words it is about a problem of detachment as a feature of religious life. The paper goes on to interpret, and discuss critically, the views expressed in the book about both renunciation (infinite resignation) and the nature of (...)
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  4. The Virtue of Faith and Other Essays in Philosophical Theology.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1987 - Oxford University Press.
    Robert Merrihew Adams has been a leader in renewing philosophical respect for the idea that moral obligation may be founded on the commands of God. This collection of Adams' essays, two of which are previously unpublished, draws from his extensive writings on philosophical theology that discuss metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical issues surrounding the concept of God--whether God exists or not, what God is or would be like, and how we ought to relate ourselves to such a being. Adams studies the (...)
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  5. The Virtue of Faith.Robert Merrihew Adams - 1984 - Faith and Philosophy 1 (1):3-15.
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  6. William James and What Cannot Be Believed.Jonathan E. Adler - 2005 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 13 (1):65-79.
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  7. Can Religion Go Beyond Reason?Joseph Agassi - 1969 - Zygon 4 (2):128-168.
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  8. Truth and the Faith.Hartley Burr Alexander - 1931 - Philosophical Review 40 (4):402-403.
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  9. Faith and Falsifiability.E. Allison Henry - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (3):499 - 522.
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  10. Faith and Criticism.William P. Alston - 1997 - Faith and Philosophy 14 (2):255-259.
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  11. Realism and the Christian Faith.William P. Alston - 1995 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 38 (1/3):37 - 60.
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  12. Swinburne on Faith and Belief.".William P. Alston - 1994 - In Alan G. Padgett (ed.), Reason and the Christian Religion. Clarendon Press.
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  13. Faith, Reason, and Skepticism: Essays.William P. Alston & Marcus B. Hester (eds.) - 1992 - Temple University Press.
    INTRODUCTION William Alston opens this dialogue on faith, reason, and skepticism by arguing that if the belief-forming processes of a typical Christian are ...
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  14. Faith, Reason, and Existence.William P. Alston & John Hutchison - 1958 - Philosophical Review 67 (1):134.
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  15. Christian Faith and the Scientific Attitude.William P. Alston & W. A. Whitehouse - 1954 - Philosophical Review 63 (3):451.
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  16. The Virtues of Belief: Toward a Non-Evidentialist Ethics of Belief-Formation. [REVIEW]Richard Amesbury - 2008 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 63 (1/3):25 - 37.
    William Kingdon Clifford famously argued that "it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence." His ethics of belief can be construed as involving two distinct theses—a moral claim (that it is wrong to hold beliefs to which one is not entitled) and an epistemological claim (that entitlement is always a function of evidential support). Although I reject the (universality of the) epistemological claim, I argue that something deserving of the name "ethics of belief" can (...)
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  17. Resurrection and Radical Faith.Tyson Anderson - 1973 - Religious Studies 9 (2):171 - 180.
    In The Historian and the Believer Van Harvey advances the opinion that belief in the resurrection of Jesus is not necessary for radical faith in God. He supports this idea by trying to establish two things: that radical faith has no clear relation to any remote historical event, and that the idea of a resurrection of Jesus is either incredible or meaningless . I want to argue that these last two contentions are false, and that in certain quite ordinary circumstances—such (...)
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  18. The Conformity of Faith with Reason in the “Discours Préliminaire” of the Theodicy.Maria Rosa Antognazza - 2011 - In Paul Rateau (ed.), Lectures et interprétations des Essais de théodicée de G. W. Leibniz. [Studia Leibnitiana Sonderhefte 40]. Steiner. pp. 231-245.
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  19. Reasons for the Faith Against Muslim Objections.Thomas Aquinas - unknown
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  20. Simon Critchley's Faithless Faith: A Kierkegaardian‐Heideggerian Critique.Duane Armitage - 2015 - Heythrop Journal 57 (6).
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  21. Simon Critchley's Faithless Faith: A Kierkegaardian‐Heideggerian Critique.Duane Armitage - 2015 - Heythrop Journal 58 (3).
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  22. Is Faith a Form of Feeling?A. C. Armstrong - 1911 - Philosophical Review 20:359.
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  23. Christian Faith Within Modern Society.W. Arnold - 1982 - Philosophy and History 15 (1):28-28.
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  24. Christian Faith in Modern Society, Vol. 20.Wilhelm Arnold - 1984 - Philosophy and History 17 (2):131-132.
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  25. On Fideism and Alvin Plantinga.Richard Askew - 1988 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 23 (1):3 - 16.
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  26. 5. Faith and Justice in the Technological Era.Athanasiadis Harris - 2001 - In Harris Athanasiadis (ed.), George Grant and the Theology of the Cross: The Christian Foundations of His Thought. University of Toronto Press. pp. 181-242.
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  27. Fowler's Faith Development Christian Perspectives on Faith Development.David Attfield - 1994 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 28 (2):267–274.
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  28. Believing in God.Robin Attfield - 1972 - Sophia 11 (2):1-4.
  29. Faith and Words.Donald Attwater - 1954 - New Blackfriars 35 (417):516-522.
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  30. Rationality and Religious Commitment: An Inquiry Into Faith and Reason.Robert Audi - 2013 - Heythrop Journal 54 (2):312-315.
    Can it be rational to be religious? Robert Audi gives a persuasive positive answer through an account of rationality and a rich, nuanced understanding of what religious commitment means. It is not just a matter of belief, but of emotions and attitudes such as faith and hope, of one's outlook on the world, and of commitment to live in certain ways.
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  31. Faith, Faithfulness, and Virtue.Robert Audi - 2011 - Faith and Philosophy 28 (3):294-309.
    The concept of faith is central in the philosophy of religion, and the concept of virtue is central in ethics. Both can be clarified by exploring their relationshipswith each other and their connection with conduct, reasons for action, and the good. One important question is whether faith is a virtue. Answering this requires at least a partial account of what constitutes faith and of what makes a characteristic a virtue. The answer also depends on whether we are speaking of religious (...)
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  32. Belief, Faith, and Acceptance.Robert Audi - 2008 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 63 (1-3):87-102.
    Belief is a central focus of inquiry in the philosophy of religion and indeed in the field of religion itself. No one conception of belief is central in all these cases, and sometimes the term 'belief' is used where 'faith' or 'acceptance' would better express what is intended. This paper sketches the major concepts in the philosophy of religion that are expressed by these three terms. In doing so, it distinguishes propositional belief (belief that) from both objectual belief (believing something (...)
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  33. Faith, Belief, and Rationality.Robert Audi - 1991 - Philosophical Perspectives 5:213-239.
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  34. Handbook on Faith Hope and Love (Outler Translation). Augustine - unknown
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  35. Concerning Faith of Things Not Seen. Augustine - unknown
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  36. An Exposition of the Methods of Argument Concerning the Doctrines of the Faith. Averroes - unknown
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  37. Mere Faith and Entitlement.Yuval Avnur - 2012 - Synthese 189 (2):297-315.
    The scandal to philosophy and human reason, wrote Kant, is that we must take the existence of material objects on mere faith . In contrast, the skeptical paradox that has scandalized recent philosophy is not formulated in terms of faith, but rather in terms of justification, warrant, and entitlement. I argue that most contemporary approaches to the paradox (both dogmatist/liberal and default/conservative) do not address the traditional problem that scandalized Kant, and that the status of having a warrant (or justification) (...)
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  38. Blind Man's Bluff: Examining the Basic Belief Apologetic.Guy Axtell - 2006 - Philosophical Studies 130 (1):131--152.
    Today we find philosophical naturalists and Christian theists both expressing an interest in virtue epistemology, while starting out from vastly different assumptions. What can be done to increase fruitful dialogue among these divergent groups of virtue-theoretic thinkers? The primary aim of this paper is to uncover more substantial common ground for dialogue by wielding a double-edged critique of certain assumptions shared by `scientific' and `theistic' externalisms, assumptions that undermine proper attention to epistemic agency and responsibility. I employ a responsibilist virtue (...)
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  39. The Erosion of Faith.B. M. B. - 1972 - Review of Metaphysics 25 (4):757-757.
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  40. Ways of Faith.F. E. B. - 1960 - Review of Metaphysics 14 (1):177-177.
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  41. Faith on Trial.Julian Baggini - 2003 - Think 2 (4):81-84.
    Julian Baggini's inspector Gore is puzzled by Abraham's faith in God, which, Gore suspects, boils down to a form of mental illness.
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  42. A Comparative Study Of ‘Faith’ From Kierkegaard’s And Rumi’s Perspective.Masoumeh Bahram - 2011 - Transcendent Philosophy Journal 12:69-92.
    This paper analyses and compares the ideas of Kierkegaard and Rumion faith and love. After outlining the very divergent historicalcontexts in which these two thinkers set forth their ideas, the studythen identifies and explains the main and additional secondarykeywords related to the concepts of faith and love. This includes thethree stages of existentialism, as differently expressed by Kierkegaardand Rumi. The similarity in their thinking is described, as is also thedissimilarity in their lives, contexts and modes of contemplation.Finally, both the ideas (...)
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  43. Secular Faith.Annette Baier - 1980 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 10 (1):131 - 148.
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  44. By the Eyes of Faith Alone: Faith, Reason, and Design in David Hume's "Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion".Richard Lee Baker - 1988 - Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin
    In my dissertation, I try to solve the many philosophical and historical riddles that have swirled around Hume's Dialogues. ;The philosophical riddles concern the Argument from Design, and its general adequacy as an argument; the historical riddles concern Hume's own position on that Argument, as well as his position on religious belief in general. The latter have heretofore evaded solution because the Dialogues is a dramatic fiction in which Hume nowhere appears or announces his own beliefs. The former have proved (...)
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  45. The Rationality of Faith and the Benefits of Religion.Brian Ballard - 2017 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 81 (1-2):213-227.
    Religions don’t simply make claims about the world; they also offer existential resources, resources for dealing with basic human problems, such as the need for meaning, love, identity, and personal growth. For instance, a Buddhist’s resources for addressing these existential needs are different than a Christian’s. Now, imagine someone who is agnostic but who is deciding whether to put faith in religion A or religion B. Suppose she thinks A and B are evidentially on par, but she regards A as (...)
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  46. Reason and Faith—I.Renford Bambrough - 1992 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 31:23-32.
    What is the difference between reason and faith? The question is framed in what I would call ‘the treacherous singular’. The structure of the question implies a particular form of answer and makes other assumptions about notions that occur in the same region of our network of thoughts and understandings. If I were happy to play this game I might reply in kind by offering a simple formula purporting to sum up my own answers to the cluster of questions that (...)
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  47. Consent the Means to an Active Faith According to St. Thomas Aquinas.Judith A. Barad - 1992
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  48. Aquinas on Faith and the Consent/Assent Distinction.Judith A. Barad - 1986 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 24 (3):311-321.
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  49. Experience, Reason and Faith.Richard L. Barber - 1953 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 2:25-37.
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  50. De Casu Diaboli: An Examination of Faith and Reason Via a Discussion of the Devil's Sin.Michael Barnwell - 2009 - St. Anselm Journal 6 (2):1-8.
    Although De Casu Diaboli is not a traditional locus for a discussion of faith and reason, it is nonetheless subtly permeated by this topic in two ways. The first concerns Anselm’s general strategy for answering the student’s questions regarding the cause of the devil’s first sin. Anselm ends by claiming the devil willed incorrectly for no other cause than that his will so willed. Anselm thus ultimately calls upon the student to have faith in the mysterious, libertarian selfdetermining power of (...)
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