Filo-Sofija 13 (21):53-70 (2013)

Marek A. Pepliński
University of Gdansk
My aim in this paper is to show that some parts of J. M. Bocheński’s account of the logic of religion are useful for epistemological investigation of a religious belief, particularly for the questions of realistic and cognitive interpretations of a religious discourse, the problems of justification and warrant of a religious belief and for the problem of the place of criticism in a religious discourse. Referring to Bocheński's understanding of the structure of religious/theological thinking, I present the criteria for the gradual rationality of religion and claim that religions may differ in rationality and that there may be a rational and critical religion that uses the achievements of science and philosophy - contrary to what the New Atheists claim.
Keywords Joseph M. Bocheński  logic of religion  non-dogmatic critical religion  dogmatism  rationality of religious belief  logic of religion applied to epistemology of religious beliefs  justification of religious belief  warranted religious belief  rationality of religious discourse
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