The rationality of religious beliefs

Think 14 (40):109-117 (2015)
Bryan Frances
University of Tartu
Many highly educated people think religious belief is irrational and unscientific. If you ask a philosopher, however, you'll likely get two answers: most religious belief is rational in some respects and irrational in other respects. In this essay I explain why they think religious belief is rational. In a sequel essay I explain why they think the very same beliefs are irrational
Keywords epistemology of religion  religious experience  religious testimony
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DOI 10.1017/S1477175615000044
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