Religious Disagreement and Pluralism

Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming)

Authors
Jonathan L. Kvanvig
Washington University in St. Louis
Matthew A. Benton
Seattle Pacific University
Abstract
Epistemological questions about the significance of disagreement have advanced in concert with broader developments in social epistemology concerning testimony, the nature of expertise and epistemic authority, the role of institutions, group belief, and epistemic injustice (among others). During this period, related issues in the epistemology of religion have reemerged as worthy of new consideration, and available to be situated with new conceptual tools. This volume explores many of the issues at the intersection of the epistemology of disagreement and religious epistemology: in particular, how to think carefully about religious diversity and disagreement, balancing epistemic humility with personal conviction, the place of religious belief in our social lives, and how best to think about truths concerning religion.
Keywords disagreement  religious belief  religious diversity  religious pluralism
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