Beyond faith and reason: epistemic justification in earliest Christianity

Název: Beyond faith and reason: epistemic justification in earliest Christianity
Autor: Franek, Juraj
Zdrojový dokument: Graeco-Latina Brunensia. 2016, roč. 21, č. 2, s. 125-156
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125-156
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    1803-7402 (print)
    2336-4424 (online)
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Abstrakt(y)
Much of the scholarly discussion pertaining to epistemological assumptions regarding the earliest Christian authors has been framed by a series of dichotomies, placing "faith" and "religion" on one side and "reason" and "philosophy" on the other. I argue in this paper that uncritical use of these hard-to-define and overly general concepts as blanket categories to analyse Christian writings from the first three centuries CE inevitably causes major methodological issues and could be seen as heuristically unjustified. I suggest that a more frugal approach may be initiated by reconceptualizing the traditional "faith" vs. "reason" dichotomy in terms of the concept of personal and impersonal epistemic justification.
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