Res Philosophica 95 (3):421-447 (2018)

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Matthew A. Benton
Seattle Pacific University
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Recent epistemology offers an account of what it is to know other persons. Such views hold promise for illuminating several issues in philosophy of religion, and for advancing a distinctive approach to religious epistemology. This paper develops an account of interpersonal knowledge, and clarifies its relation to propositional and qualitative knowledge. I then turn to our knowledge of God and God's knowledge of us, and compare my account of interpersonal knowledge with important work by Eleonore Stump on "Franciscan" knowledge. I examine how interpersonal knowledge may figure in liturgical practice, in diffusing the problem of divine hiddenness, and in motivating a novel understanding of divine love. I also explore the possibility of epistemic injustice arising from dismissal or neglect of our religious testimony to one another, or of divine testimony to humanity, focusing specifically on the import of interpersonal knowledge.
Keywords knowing persons  interpersonal knowledge  Franciscan knowledge  epistemology of religion  divine hiddenness  divine love  epistemic injustice
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ISBN(s) 2168-9105
DOI 10.11612/resphil.1666
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