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And Not Antifoundationalism Either

Jason A. Springs

in Toward a Generous Orthodoxy

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780195395044
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199866243 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395044.003.0006

Series: AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion Series

And Not Antifoundationalism Either

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Frei’s appeals to the “givenness” of revelation—the claim, for instance, that all doctrines or theological assertions are directly or indirectly grounded in faith, or that faith is rational in that it seeks understanding within a set of reasons afforded by God’s revelatory activity in Scripture—incur charges of “revelational foundationalism.” Chapter 6 employs recent treatments of epistemic foundationalism in order to dispel charges of “crypto-foundationalism” as well as answering the equally frequent charge that talk of “rationality intrinsic to faith” implicates Frei’s thought in a type of fideism.

Keywords: Anselmian coherentism; epistemic foundationalism; fideism; reformed epistemology; Alvin Plantinga; Nicholas Wolterstorff; Wilfrid Sellars; Robert Brandom; inferentialism

Chapter.  8395 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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