What should matter in matters of faith

“What should matter in matters of faith is knowledge, not merely sincere belief; good reasons for faith, not mere hunches; truth, not feelings. We can rightly say that Christianity is a knowledge tradition, meaning it is more than ritual or emotions. Christianity claims certain things can be known…

“A person who holds a true belief based purely on a feeling or a hunch or a lucky guess can’t be said to know it—feelings, hunches and guesses are the wrong kind of reasons to ground knowledge.”

From Garrett J. De Weese and J.P. Moreland, Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult: A beginner’s guide to life’s big questions, IVP Academic, Downers Grove, Illinois, 2005, p54, 63

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