WOLTERSTORFF’S REFORMED EPISTEMOLOGY

Deane-Peter Baker

Abstract


This paper offers an analysis of Nicholas Wolterstorff’s contribution to the
Reformed epistemology movement, which holds as its central claim the idea that
belief in God can, under the appropriate circumstances, be properly basic. In
particular this paper addresses Wolterstoff’s arguments for his claim that Christian
believers are epistemically entitled to their beliefs. The paper begins by setting out
Wolterstoff’s theory, before articulating the main lines of objection that have been
raised against Wolterstorff’s arguments. The paper concludes with an analysis of
whether or not Wolterstorff’s arguments offer genuine support to the Reformed
epistemology project.

Keywords


Reformed Epistemology, The De Jure Objection to Religious Belief, Religious Experience, Epistemic Entitlement, Epistemic Warrant

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/102-0-609

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