Justification by faith
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
This article advances a non-doxastic account of saving faith that nevertheless emphasizes the connection between faith and belief. I argue that saving faith epistemically justifies some religious beliefs. I offer an account that is meant to show how faith can play a variety of significant roles it is often purported to play, that is, how a specific virtue of faith can secure salvation, epistemically justify theistic belief, practically justify religious ways of life, and belong to practitioners of different religions. The account also provides an alternative to evidentialist, fideist, and Reformed Epistemology approaches to faith and reason.
Faith; Belief; Reformed Epistemology
DOI of Published Version
Dunnington, Kent, "Justification by faith" (2018). Faculty Articles & Research. 491.