Religious Pluralism and the Rationality of Religious Belief

Faith and Philosophy 10 (2):242-249 (1993)
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The view that religious experience is a valid ground of basic religious beliefs inevitably raises the problem of the apparently incompatible belief-systems arising from different forms of religious experience. David Basinger's and William Alston's responses to the problem present the Christian belief-system as the sole exception to the general rule that religious experience gives rise to false beliefs. A more convincing response presents it as an exemplification of the general rule that religious experience gives rise (subject to possible defeaters) to true beliefs. This requires a two-level' conception



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