Does Faith Entail Belief?

Faith and Philosophy 33 (2):142-162 (2016)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
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.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Revision history
First archival date: 2019-04-20
Latest version: 3 (2019-04-20)
View upload history
References found in this work BETA
Faith, Belief and Fictionalism.Finlay Malcolm & Michael Scott - 2017 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 98 (S1):257-274.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Analysis of Faith.Bradley Rettler - 2018 - Philosophy Compass 13 (9):e12517.
The Skeptical Christian.Daniel Howard-Snyder - 2017 - Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion 8:142-167.
Markan Faith.Daniel Howard-Snyder - 2017 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 81 (1-2):31-60.
Belief, Credence, and Faith.Elizabeth Jackson - 2019 - Religious Studies 55 (2):153-168.
Three Arguments to Think That Faith Does Not Entail Belief.Daniel Howard‐Snyder - 2019 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 100 (1):114-128.

View all 11 citations / Add more citations

Added to PP index

Total views
158 ( #19,685 of 42,337 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
40 ( #16,804 of 42,337 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks to external links.