Category Archives: Belief

What to do with beliefs?

Yes: “As elsewhere, so in religion, argument is a way of proceeding, but it is not the only way. Minds find themselves saddled with beliefs as much as they choose them, and the most interesting thing to do with beliefs … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict — Holy Spirit & Understanding Theology

“es gibt kein wahres Verständnis der christlichen Offenbarung außerhalb des Wirkens des Parakleten” (Sec. 15). http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_ben-xvi_exh_20100930_verbum-domini_ge.html

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Are there “immediate beliefs”?

Wolterstorff says there are, and understands them to be beliefs that depend on no other beliefs (his example: “I am now awake.”) (Liberalism, 57). Bruce Marshall, following Davidson, argues, by contrast, that all beliefs depend on other beliefs — the … Continue reading

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