Does Faith Entail Belief
Howard-Snyder (Daniel)
Source: Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, 2016
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  1. Does faith that p entail belief that p? If faith that p is identical with belief that p, it does. But it isn’t.
  2. 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.
  3. Still, showing that faith that p entails belief that p would be a significant step in that direction. Can we take that step?
  4. 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.

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