Elements of Religious Epistemology
If epistemology is roughly the study of knowledge, justification, warrant, and rationality, then religious epistemology is the study of how these epistemic concepts relate to religious belief and practice.
This Element, while surveying various religious epistemologies, argues specifically for Plantingian religious epistemology. It makes the case for proper functionalism and Plantinga's AC models, while it also responds to debunking arguments informed by cognitive science of religion.
It serves as a bridge between religious epistemology and natural theology.
Debating Christian Religious Epistemology:
An Introduction to Five Views on the Knowledge of God
(with John DePoe)
(Forthcoming with Bloomsbury Press)
What does it mean to believe in God? What passes as evidence for belief in God? What issues arise when considering the rationality of belief in God?
Debating Christian Religious Epistemology introduces core questions in the philosophy of religion by bringing five competing viewpoints on the knowledge of God into critical dialogue with one another.
PLANTINGIAN RELIGIOUS EPISTEMOLOGY AND THE WORLD RELIGIONS:
PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS
(with Erik Baldwin)
To what extent can non-Christian religious traditions utilize Plantinga’s epistemology? And, if there are believers from differing religious traditions that can rightfully utilize Plantinga’s religious epistemology, does this somehow prevent a Plantingian’s creedal-specific religious belief from being warranted?
In order to answer these questions, Baldwin and McNabb first provide an introduction to Plantinga’s religious epistemology. Second, they explore the prospects and problems that members of non-Christian religions face when they attempt to utilize Plantingian religious epistemology.
Finally, they sketch out possible approaches to holding that a Plantingian’s creedal-specific religious belief can be warranted, even given believers from other religious traditions who can also rightfully make full use of Plantinga’s religious epistemology.