Faith and Philosophy 33 (2):142-162 (2016)

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Daniel Howard-Snyder
Western Washington University
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Does faith that p entail belief that p? If faith that p is identical with belief that p, it does. But it isn’t. Even so, faith that p might be necessarily partly constituted by belief that p, or at least entail it. Of course, even if faith that p entails belief that p, it does not follow that faith that p is necessarily partly constituted by belief that p. Still, showing that faith that p entails belief that p would be a significant step in that direction. Can we take that step? In this essay, I assess, and reject, seven reasons to think we can. Along the way, I discuss having faith in a person, being a person of faith, believing something by faith, and believing a person.
Keywords Faith  Belief  Moral psychology  Philosophy of religion  Epistemology
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ISBN(s) 0739-7046
DOI 10.5840/faithphil201633059
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